There are also other related issues surrounding the debate over school vs. home that Locke does not seem to fully address. For instance, it is one thing to learn how to conduct yourself in conversation with other men (which Locke convincingly claims it is easy to learn at home), but it is an entirely different matter to learn how to form real relationships with peers. A boy who grows up at home, conversing now and then with his father's friends, might be missing out on more than just "pertness". He might be missing out on the opportunity to form bonds, and all the associated advantages that attend these bonds. This could have several negative consequences. First of all, it might make for a less pleasant childhood. For most people, the happiest moments of childhood are spent with friends, learning together, exploring the world together. In addition, he might actually be worse off for this lack in the future. He might grow up unable to ever form close bonds with friends, or to relate to people in a natural and familiar way.

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