Sunday, February 8, 2009

Norah and her friend Providence from church.

"Apart from academic concerns, many parents ask, 'What about my child's social development? Doesn't he need peers?' Children need friends. Children do not need to be surrounded by large groups of peers who inevitably follow the strongest personality in the crowd. The question for any parent is: Do I want my child to be like his peers? Or do I want my child to rise above them?"

-Jessie and Susan Wise Bauer, The Well-Trained Mind

2 comments:

Kayluray said...

This quote is perfect for the socialization question. My husband's argument is always "What good things did you learn from your friends in school?"

Veronica Boulden said...

I know. Friends vs. Peers will make it much easier to articulate myself when people question me about socialization. Before, I found it hard to explain in so few a words.