Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
I was a complete social retard until 2nd grade.
I didn't have 'emotional problems' I just reacted emotionally because it was unfamiliar and I felt strange and isolated around other kids.
I got over it, but those formative years would have been much easier socially if I had some experience with kids prior to starting school. 5 years old is too late to start socializing kids. The longer you wait, the longer you set back their social development. Pre-k is a great way to do that.
Who are you to tell other parents when and how their children should be socialized?
Not everyone is like you either.
Quit being authoritarian about this in a free country. This is not a govt matter—there is also no Constitutional authority for the Federal govt being involved in such engineering or any education.
Some kids never socialize, despite going to public school. Look at the current socialization results today from that.
. There was a time in America when there were neighborhoods full of kids interacting with each other daily outside before K. Kids did just fine, actually better in some ways then. Of course mothers were home then too.
Do you think our Founders were unsocialized too? There's something to say for playing outdoors in open space on their own than being crammed in buildings with some authoritarian adult bossing them around on what to do.