“Social Skills”

Which is more conducive to the development of “social skills”? 1) an environment where one can socialize with everyone around, from all different ages, at anytime, or 2) an environment where one can only socialize with others his same age (who likewise need to develop their “social skills”), and only at times deemed appropriate by authority figures, all other times being strictly controlled silence? Seems like a no-brainer.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.