It's storage for children so that mummy can stare at a screen whilst drinking coffee.
I "know" how to act socially, but it's exactly that... an act. I find it draining. My symptoms are more classic "Asperger's" (strange interests; memorization of probably 150+ birthdays; extreme introversion due to lack of commonality with most folks (one reason I like this forum; it's so clearly full of bright ladies!); spatial difficulties, among others.)
My nephews were packed off to nursery at 6 months of age so their mother could go back to her BS job. I see loads of kids in the local school packed off to breakfast club/holiday club/after-school club etc.
Extra help, education, etc.—probably.American schools are based on a Western European cultural tradition. When you import different ethnicities that don’t value education, they will fail in that system. Therefore, those same peoples need extra help, extra time, extra support, extra funds, extra affirmative action, to be successful. Jared Taylor had a great video about trying to conform other peoples into European/American culture and why they fail. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
For a lot of people living in America, if their children weren’t forced to go to school, they wouldn’t learn anything at all.
What about Christian preschool, though?Everything is about God and religion. There is no such thing as neutrality. Either you are for Him or against Him, and all things are meant to be done for His glory. If you go against His way for teaching your children in favor of a way that is promoted by a wicked world, then so be it. I can only hope your eyes are opened to the truth. Your explanations may seem good to you, but they are not valid reasons to abandon your role to someone else.
Someone almost their age, anyway.They have Pre-K where we live that's included with public school. The children get on the bus with the rest of the kindergarten through grade 12 kids and have regular classrooms. My youngest was NOT staying home with me another year. He wanted to go wherever his brother went. I'm not even sure he had the object presence, or lack thereof, to realize that he and his brother were distinct individuals before they were separated by Pre-K.
Pre-school is a lot. Unless there is a Montessori school, I'm not really an advocate for Pre-K, but I had my kids back to back so they would have someone their age to interact with.
For very young children, maybe.Kids don't need schools.
The government needs schools.
Most subjects taught in school (K-12) that parents are not equipped to teach, are not necessary for children to learn.But this notion that the typical couple—even between them—can themselves teach all subjects well, through high school?
Nope, nope, nope!
I was put in head start when I turned 3 and started preschool at age 4. It was during those two years that my parents were going through a divorce and although I had never really thought about it until I read this thread, perhaps starting school apparently earlier than one should along with the divorce had a bigger impact than I thought.When I was growing up, school started at age 5 or 6 with Kindergarten, which was for half a day and was basically just to get used to going to school. Very little learning was expected. Learning alphabets, numbers, basic reading, etc., started in 1st grade. Reading with any fluency was not expected until 2nd grade, and "real school" started at 3rd grade. I never had preschool or that sort of thing in that era and did well enough in high school to get a full ride scholarship, graduate from engineering college, etc.
Maybe where the idea of pre-school has some validity was with the first head-start program, which was to teach Spanish-speaking children the rudiments of English before kindergarten. Actually knowing a bit of the language that school is to be taught in is a good idea, and children that age readily pick up language. But to extend the positive result of that original program in that specific circumstance to any and all pre-kindergarten education is a non sequitur.
Besides children in general being traumatized by being away from their mother every day and placed in the care of strangers, it has an especially bad effect on boys. Girls are much more suited at traditional schooling at that early age. Left to their own devices, girls may even play school at home. Boys just want to run around and be active. Academically, boys catch up later, and, historically, pulled ahead later still on average. But not likely to do either if they are conditioned to believe they will always be behind. Today, men only make up 40% of college students. Single women complain they can not find a man of any "value"--simple math says that 1/3rd of college women can never settle down with a college man. Could be because men have been taught that school is hopeless and they will always be behind since they were 3 or 4 years old, when education is fairly pointless. I have seen 3 year olds learn counting and 4 year olds lean basic math, and then do poorly at math in elementary school. And children who could not count until 1st grade go on to differential equations. Academic instruction at such an early age does not matter. But preschool does demoralize boys. Unintended consequences, or is that the whole point?
They’d try to diagnose you as such. They tried the same with me in the late 90s. What’s a half day to you? A full day of kindergarten for me was 8 to 3, to my best memory.I kind of wonder if I would get diagnosed as autistic these days. I was another one of those kids who would read through encyclopedias, memorize calendars, had extremely niche interests.
I only went to kindergarten for half-days and I did very "well" to the point where the teacher gave me errands to run or other things to do because I would burn through activities too quickly, haha.
I don't struggle socially, I like social interactions but don't like stupid or meaningless ones (not autistic, just a Slav).