The preschool socialization myth

Preschool won’t socialize your wild and crazy kid, writes Shawn Burns on Babble.

. . . unless your kid is already a shrinking violet, having that many other kids around just means that now your strong-willed kid has an army to lead, and new authority figures against whom to plan even greater rebellions. You know how they say prison is just a post-graduate work in crime? That, but with three year olds. And all the shivs are made of plastic spoons.

Preschool isn’t evil, Burns writes.  But parents should have realistic expectations.  “One thing preschool did not do was socialize my daughter. It turned her into a general.”

 

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