How will the child form friendships like we did in our classrooms?

One, school limits us to typically having friendships only with people of the same age. Open learners can make long lasting friendships across a wider age group. Two, more than 90% of the time in school is taken up by classes. In the time that is left, some of us are lucky to build good friendships. Some of us are still lonely or bullied or what not.
Open learners, not limited in any social way, seek out and connect with people of diverse ages and choose which relationships they want to invest into.