|Kyle's 12th birthday|
I really don't think it's a mistake my boys are respectful. I really, really believe it's because they've had good socialization. We were able to watch what kind of friends they had and their influences. Respect is taught at home. Clean language is taught at home. Kindness is taught at home. Character quality is taught at home. It's really hard to keep that training if it's sabotaged all day. Teachers can only do their best but it's so sad when instead of teaching academics, they have to worry about bullying, disrespect, perversion, and keeping a bunch of rowdy kids from climbing the walls.
Next time a parent asks me if I think my kids need more socialization, I'll just say, "No thanks. Not that kind of socialization."