Re: extropian kids (opinions from a non-parent)

Mark Grant (
Sun, 17 Aug 1997 11:37:11 +0000

On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Darren Reynolds wrote:

> I thought about that, but reckon that the social interaction with other
> children is very important. I so far haven't figured out a way to replace
> what would be lost.

Personally, I would consider losing the "social interaction with other
children" a great benefit of home schooling; many of the kids I met at
school were little but vicious thugs. I think a lot of people who feel
this is important are caught up in the myth of "childhood innocence".

Didn't someone post some research results to the list a year or two ago
showing that children who spend time with adults generally do better than
those who spend their time with other kids? This wouldn't seem terribly
surprising, since adults tend to know a lot more than kids. Worked for me,


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