Why Your Child Doesn’t Need Preschool (No Matter What the President Said)

Apparently the president pushed universal preschool in his State of the Union speech the other night. Aside from the fact that we as a nation can’t afford it, most kids don’t need it. In fact, studies have shown that kids who go to preschool often burn out on school by second to third grade. There’s just a small group of kids who need it, and your child isn’t one of them.

How do I know this? Because you’re reading this right now. The kids who actually need preschool have parents who have no interest in educating their children or even raising them properly. Check out this experience of a Lucianne.com commenter with the government preschool program Head Start:

I worked for Oakland Public Schools in 1965…Headstart was cranking up then. And..one focus of Headstart at that time (I witnessed it) was to teach the kids to sit around a table to eat their orange slices and dry cereal rather than grabbing their food and running to a corner of the room to eat it like animals.

It’s very sad that there are children like that, children who would be better off raised by wolves than by the parents they have. But that doesn’t mean all children need preschool just because a small percentage of them have lousy parents.

Just the other day, my daughter-in-law posted an adorable video on Facebook of a “conversation” she had with her 3-month-old baby, our grandson. You see his happy little face, cooing and giggling, while in the background you hear her immediate responses to him.

I’m sure you’ve talked like this with your kids. It’s what all good parents do: they respond to their children and meet their needs. This is the kind of environment kids need in order to develop properly. They don’t need preschool unless their parents’ parenting ability is non-existent.

So why is the president pushing universal preschool? I think we know why, but let’s let another famous leader tell us:

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. Vladimir Lenin

7 thoughts on “Why Your Child Doesn’t Need Preschool (No Matter What the President Said)

  1. You’ve hit this one right on the head! Thank you for your courage to post the truth. I was very disgusted when Mr. Obama said we needed pre-school! They don’t need it, they need to play and be kids and be loved. We as a nation need to turn back to God. Only He can fix this mess.

    God bless you!

  2. You’re welcome, Cathie! Those of us who have raised our kids and know from experience that preschool is completely unnecessary need to share and spread the truth.

  3. I think a lot of mommies view “preschool” as a break. It’s always “easier” to run errands without the kids, isn’t it? I however, skipped the whole circus with our 3 children who are very close in age. I can hear them upstairs giggling and playing as I type this. I am their BEST teacher. We do plenty of activities throughout the day and they also have plenty of time to play. We “socialize” with cashiers, the mailman, neighbors, etc., so there isn’t a lack of so-called “socializing”. I must add, I quit my job to raise my children, so for now, this *is* my job. I think preschool was initially intended for at-risk kids and morphed into a HUGE “break for all mommies”, no matter the social status. I will never regret my decision and everyday on the playground I see a lot of mommies who are doing the same thing. Let them be little, they need you!!!

  4. How nice to hear that there are still mommies like you who get it. I did the same with my kids. Now they’re all adults, they work, they have spouses, etc. and have done just fine without preschool or even school for that matter. You’ll never regret the time you’re spending with your children!

    Thanks for stopping by, Sarah :)

  5. I left my job to raise our baby and am glad I did. She’s 6.5 months old and gets the attention, love, and care all babies deserve. No daycare or preschool can give our babies that. This country is headed toward communism. It’s bizarre. The State wants control of our children’s health, education, etc. We’ve decided to homeschool our baby. One look into the dumbed-down, state-mandated curriculum and the awful peer pressure and bad influences was enough for us to decide to give her a well-rounded, thorough, and creative education at home. And yes, she will have to learn all the basics and then some, PLUS crafts, chores, and all kinds of hobbies and skills. And read lots of books, too!

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