I am eager to homeschool, and feel inspired by such a beautiful place and the simple life, but also feel guilty because he only gets to see my face all the time; dh gets home after 5 pm so its just ds and me. How can I keep the motivation to homeschool without feeling that I am depriving him of socializing with other human beings (not just children)? This also makes me feel desperate for having more children (well, we really want a large family) but haven't been able to conceive and I fear my ds will be really lonely as he grows up.
Sorry about the long post.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
JMO, but I don't think a four year old needs to have his time filled up with alot of planned activities and groups. You can play with kids at the park, or the childrens section at some bookstores. And he does come in contact with people of all ages as you go about your business of shopping, billpaying ect. Have you read any books by John Holt?? I highly recommend them. He does address this issue.