"It takes a village to raise a child" African proverb
Has anyone taken a good look at the global village lately? Why would anyone want that village raising their children?
I was affronted with the "if you homeschool, do you socialize your daughter" question today. It never ceases to amaze me that people can, with apparent sincerity, believe that homeschooling will negatively affect a child's socialization. My general response to the question is to ask another question:
"What do you mean by socialization? If you mean shaping my daughter to be the same as everyone else - then, no...I do not socialize my daughter."
These people have been so completely duped that the African quote is like gospel to them. I look at the global village and see the kids who are socialized by the system are ill-mannered, foul mouthed and (most obviously) self-serving.
The global village believes and teaches that we must tolerate everyone (although Christianity seems to be excluded from that rule alot).
The global village believes and teaches that equality means no one has true authority.
The global village believes and teaches that children are better off in the hands of 'professional' child care all day from the earliest age possible.
The global village believes and teaches that rebellion is normal and should be expected without exception. It should be understood as a learning experience for all parties.
It takes a village to raise a child? No, it doesn't. It takes parents - good, God fearing, humble parents.