Ilovebeingamom I think there are several answers to your questions. sometimes it is the parents sometimes it is the child themselves or a combination of the two. My cousins kids are an example of both. They have been taught that ONLY THEY count for anything and everyone else be hanged. I suspect that she may still be having problems at school and the daycare.When the oldest started school he would not work well with others because only HE was important and he should get anything that HE wanted. He should be allowed to push people around etc.
some parents don't want their children to interact or touch other kids for whatever reason (including today being a litigious society and you might sue them if they help and their child hurts yours instead.)
other kids may want to keep to themselves or be autistic like one of mine and only able to observe though mine is past that now
so therefore the many answers.
EnviroBecca after reading this
'due to the types of families who tend to choose home-schooling. Holding family attitude constant, it seems to me that home-schooling would work against developing a helpful attitude, because when you're the only kid in your "class" and the curriculum and every aspect of the "school" are designed especially for you, nothing requires you to be patient with the needs of others. "
I have to think you have met of the norm homeschoolers. And I know several with only one child too. Not sure what you mean by holding family attitude constant but here the family has to work together to function. And not being patient of needs of others?
the Majority of hsers I know are very very volunteer oriented -including mine when we have the opportunity. We just finished a service project in dec and have one in Feb for our personal homeschool. Our group does habitat for humanity starting as young as 9, the teens do food banks and many things at nursing homes as the preteens
our children here in this house are taught that we are all tied together and have to share this rock
and for myself this family of 6 has to learn patience and needs of others in order to function
even my autistic cfhild who used to sit and observe now goes out of his way to help other kids in need when hurt -pats them on the back or ask if they want him to get their mommy'
so please don't let the experience you seem to have be the only one you believe to be the norm