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(Mother Nature Network)   If you want your child to be a problem-solver, put him in preschool. If you want your child to be terrified of all adults who aren't Mommy or Daddy, keep him in your home until kindergarten   ( divider line
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8237 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Aug 2012 at 6:58 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-13 03:18:09 AM  
9 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: No kindergarten in Springfield's public schools until my son was in the 4th grade.

Boy, I bet he looked pretty out of place in that Kindergarten.
2012-08-13 09:14:29 AM  
3 votes:
I knew a kid who wasn't put in pre-school, and bam, 20 years later, he got herpes.
2012-08-13 07:27:40 AM  
3 votes:
I went to Nursery. I also grew up to be someone who likes to think of themselves as a "problem creator".
2012-08-13 07:21:57 AM  
3 votes:
Ok, so THIS week the story is going to be that keeping your kid at home is akin to breast-feeding him until his college orientation and a rock-solid guarantee that he will end up with a chest freezer full of prostitute torsos?

Meaning, of course, NEXT week the story is going to be that leaving your child out of your sight for a yottasecond ensures the next time you see him he's going to be positively bristling with crack pipe burns and hobo penii.
2012-08-13 07:03:56 AM  
2 votes:
Queue anecdotal evidence to the contrary ...

Look guys, if you were fortunate enough to have had those weird parents that didn't immediately dump you somewhere under minimum wage "supervision" the second they could legally do so, then just count your blessings.

Articles like this are written by the less fortunate in an attempt to make themselves feel better and justify their parent's unwillingness or inability to care for them. You see, their neglect was actually good for them ... see?
2012-08-13 07:00:47 AM  
2 votes:
I didn't go to preschool, or to kindergarten, my first day of school was 1st grade.
And I turned out just fine ...NARF!
2012-08-13 12:44:43 PM  
1 vote:

farkindood: Homeschooler, getting a kick out of these replies.

Ditto, also pretty dang social for an engineer if I do say so myself
2012-08-13 09:28:25 AM  
1 vote:
My children will be working a 12 hour shift in the mill by the time they're 7, so I'm not too concerned about this.
2012-08-13 08:58:49 AM  
1 vote:

HotIgneous Intruder: Thunderpipes: Autism? Who cares? Keep them away from normal kids, problem solved.

I live with my mom for obvious hyperbole.

Yet I am right, of course, like usual. Keep retards separate from normal kids so they can learn. No reason to disrupt a normal kids' education because Rain Man won't shut the hell up.
2012-08-13 08:56:54 AM  
1 vote:

Thunderpipes: Autism? Who cares? Keep them away from normal kids, problem solved.

I live with my mom for obvious hyperbole.
2012-08-13 08:06:53 AM  
1 vote:

bborchar: I like how she subtly adds that you are missing out on your child's life if you do send them. Blah. My child goes once a week for 2 hours...oh, the horror and abandonment. She's been begging to go for the past 3 weeks now, but it hasn't started back yet. She also learns at home, plays with friends and plays with her younger sibling. It's not preschool OR doing that stuff. And the cost of her preschool is very reasonable and affordable. People can stop judging others over their decisions already.

I think the 2 to 3 hours, 2 or 3 days a week is a good trade off. The child gets some time to interact in a group setting, gets exposure to teachers as authority figures and mom gets a few hours a week of peace.
2012-08-13 07:24:27 AM  
1 vote:
People who choose to send their kids, or not send their kids to pre-school both have my respect.

Those that refuse to out of principle, or insist that not doing so is child abuse... eat a big corn dog.
2012-08-13 07:18:30 AM  
1 vote:
You're a bad parent if you DON'T put your kid in day care.

We're through the looking glass.
2012-08-13 07:15:38 AM  
1 vote:
According to seasoned New Jersey nursery school director Michele Glazer someone who makes a living off of parents who send their kids to preschool, one of the main benefits of preschool is socialization and the ability to problem solve.

Wow, the author went to terrific lengths to find an unbiased opinion on that topic. The search must have been exhausting.
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