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Socialisation

I am feeling grouchy. But this week I have been thinking about socialisation, with specific reference to the casual unkindness and rudeness my almost-five-year-old encounters among her schoolgoing age-peers.

And what I think is, why am I supposed to think that it's a good thing?
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From motivationquote

'What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.' --Bob Dylan

'It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.' --Billy Joel

'Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.' --Katherine Mansfield

'The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.' --Allard Lowenstein
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OMG it works

After doubt - particularly because my daughter is about to be Of Compulsory School Age, which by law means she must be receiving Full Time Education, however the heck that is defined - as I say, after doubt, and worry, she has finally shown the interest her peers were strongly encouraged (and some nagged, some bullied, some merely required) to show in writing.

It's not much, but it's a start. She chose of her own free will to learn to write her friend's name and her own name today, and she did it, and then she went away and practised on her own. Now I can stay confident as the September round of "But why isn't she in school?" questions comes up.

I would have stayed firm even if she hadn't, but I wanted somewhere to acknowledge that it's much more convenient that she has.

(She was 4 in April. I find it bizarre that I'm anxious about whether or not she is getting rudimentary literacy at this age).
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From motivationquote

'When I'm not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It's a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity."' --Maria Irene Fornes
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