Ha! People are still asking homeschoolers, "What about socialization?" Are they kidding me? What do you think about the new "ban on best friends"? More and more I just feel sad and scared for our public school children.
Here is a quote from a recent New York Times article: Increasingly, some educators and other professionals who work with children are asking a question that might surprise their parents: Should a child really have a best friend? Most children naturally seek close friends. In a survey of nearly 3,000 Americans ages 8 to 24 conducted last year by Harris Interactive, 94 percent said they had at least one close friend. But the classic best-friend bond — the two special pals who share secrets and exploits, who gravitate to each other on the playground and who head out the door together every day after school — signals potential trouble for school officials intent on discouraging anything that hints of exclusivity, in part because of concerns about cliques and bullying. Read the entire article here.
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