Thursday, September 3, 2009

Quote: The Well-Adjusted Child

We imagine that their [homeschoolers'] lives are characterized by an absence, an emptiness, which for other children is filled with school. We think of school as a given, and, ironically, have come to view many of the most beneficial social aspects of homeschooling as drawbacks or flaws simply because they are different from a typical school social life. This is the result of a commonly held belief that school is the "gold standard" for socialization...

Rachel Gathercole in The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

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