I know it's a bit off point, but I just want to jump on the point of kids who go through formal education and are massively failed by it...
Main****** education, on the whole, drastically fails children who are lacking a stable homelife and adults who are invested in their education. I work with kids in out of home care, and the majority of teenagers I have worked with don't attend school. I have a 15 year old client at the moment who spends pretty much every day watching TV and playing video games. Far too many kids get to a point where all they get from school is a sense of failure and of adults mistrusting them and attempting to control them. For them, the logical choice is not to go.
Our education system has some serious flaws, and whilst you may not rate them from your own perspective, there are legitimate reasons why some people choose to opt out entirely.
Back to the OP....I think like most factors in a child's environment, there are potential positives and negatives. It's really about deciding what works for your family
I admit I'm not a fan of unschooling, and I struggle with understanding it's benefits and how it prepares a child for the real world, but when I ask questions I'm genuinely interested. Unschooling - can I ask why you chose to pull your kids out of school? What issues were they having?
And since we are already talking about this. Unschooling4 obviously has that username bc she considers it important to her, she also actively chooses to comment on most educational threads we have. While I never condone nastiness, when you have a member known for unschooling who comes into a thread about childcare and says she doesn't want to institutionalise her kids by sending them - then get defensive at any replies - that's going to get a rise.
It's like a known anti vax member, who comes into a vax thread saying she won't use that poison on her kids then gets upset when she gets a reaction.
Children don't need to learn in very young age. I'd like to let them enjoy their childhood and make friends.
I removed my kids because of anxiety, behavior issues, bullying but i also removed them for a better life. So they can lead their own learning and education. So they are well rested and not stressed. I removed them for more family time.
The OP asked what people thought about daycare. I answered.
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