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Judge Orders Child to Daycare for "Socialization"

Al Kresta reports:

A Quebec judge has ordered a three-year-old and a five-year-old to attend state-funded day care following claims that the children lacked proper “socialization.”

The parents of the Notre-Dame-des-Bois family were also ordered to place their two elder homeschooled children in public schools, and accused of failing to act quickly to correct learning disabilities, despite their doctor’s testimony to the contrary.
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priest's wife said...

the question that is never asked- WHAT is socialization? My homeschooled kids are in ballet 3 times a week and choir so they get some doses of 'normal' kids. The kids at church go to school. They know silly bands and they know of the existence of Justin Bieber but have never heard one of his songs. So- are they 'socialized?'
On the other hand- they are in Shakespeare- and that's weird. They are in Little Flower's Catholic girls' club- and that's weird. They can sing in front of a dead body at a funeral viewing and that's really weird. They are looking forward to English Country dance, they still talk to me,they don't watch cable tv, they don't surf the internet, etc etc

Archaeology cat said...

Exactly, priest's wife. What doesn't seem to be considered is the fact that the socialisation in a school setting is an environment that doesn't happen outside of school. In no other part of society are we segregated by age, placed with 20-30 other people of that age all day. Not to mention that this is a relatively modern phenomenon, too. Instead, my children are around a wide variety of people of different ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. They play with all the neighbourhood kids when school's out, so it's not like they aren't around the kids who go to school.

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