From the post A Free Range Family at Michelle’s Close to the Root:
Long before I ever got serious about having children, I made the decision not to send them to school. I had never heard of “Homeschooling” at the time; I was truly surprised, delightedly so, when I discovered, in the mid-1980’s, that there were other people around who were also keeping their kids out of institutions, having a decided preference to hand-rear their own young and I recall being rather amused that doing so had become a rarity. Between day-care and school, most parents’ seemed destined to hardly ever see their kids and given all that I knew about what went into pregnancy and childbirth, it seemed like an awful lot of investment just to turn it over to someone else but I admit, at this late date, that my viewpoint was simple, and quite honestly, narrow.
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