Our kids get real life socialization.
Guess what? When I want my ten-year-old to observe and imitate appropriate behavior, I do not confine him for seven hours a day away from his family with 30 other
Just for fun, I did a little math. If you've got a class of 30 ten-year-olds and a teacher, and let's say the teacher is my age, 45, guess what the average age of the classroom is? Eleven. And the average age in our family? Twenty-six. Now I know that's not exactly a pure scientific application that will predict behavior... I'm having a little fun here. But honestly, where do you think the odds are better that your kids will pick up responsible behavior vs. immature behavior?
Spending time with children and adults of a variety of ages tends to produce much better 'fruit' than being in large-groups of same-age peers. And my kids need all the help they can get ;D