"Sometimes I ask those who raise this objection ['What about socialization?], 'Now, when you speak of socialization, you're talking about my child's ability to get along with others who are different. Is that it?' Usually I get some sort of affirmative response. 'I see,' I go on, 'and your solution is for my ten-year-old to spend seven hours a day stuck in a room with a bunch of other ten-year olds?'
...But this isn't really what people mean by socialization. What they want for my daughter is for her to be hip about all the things other ten-year-old girls are concerned about, like fashion labels, television shows, pop singers, and other essentials to the good life. They are concerned that my daughter is not under the sway of Madison Avenue, that she is free. But I have none of that concern. I raise my daughter, her sisters, and her brother to be free. Their identity is in Christ, not in pop culture."