Research it online. It is actually not healthy for children to have to get up at 5 or 6 am, especially in teenagers. My family personally wakes up at around 7 am and we are doing school by 9am. The difference is that if they are tired or cranky (as kids are) we are flexible. We have all day to do the classes. We have even taken a break and ran outside to play for an hour and then come back to science.
As for the distractions. Yes they are there. But it is my job as thier "learning coach" to keep them ontrack. ORVA also offers online classes to the parents on how to set up a learning environment.
As for the 'socialization' issue. We are out and about A LOT more than the average school child. We are at the liberary, zoo, beach, aquarium, social clubs, church, and sports activities. The difference is that my kids are learing to interact with people of ALL ages...not just kids thier own age.
But when it comes right down to it, the kids are involved in their own learning. They can choose what to learn when they want to learn it. And it is MY job, with the assistance of their teacher, to try to guide them in thier learning experience.
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