Generally speaking it is held to be unquestionably sacrosanct.
By rinag on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 07:22 am:
[someone had written:]—The love dh and I have for books and the value we placed on reading certainly contributed to her determination, but a lack of interest on our part wouldn't have held her back for long.—
My mom (and dad) NEVER - and I mean not once - read to us. When I started school at 6, I didn't know how to read. There weren't many books in our house either. By the end of the first two weeks of school I had read every book in the classroom and a month later I started on Little Women.The discussion might still be available at unschooling.com's message board. It wasn't all about reading, but if you get there, go to the box at the bottom, click "topics" and look for other reading discussions if you want to.
NOTE FROM SANDRA, the collector and webpage monitor:
This is not intended to discourage people from reading to their children! People should read if kids want to be read to. It's just a reminder that no one thing is the magical ingredient, but that many things together lead to reading, and never before the child is ready to do it.