Socialized?

Here’s one of the articles I stumbled upon in my homeschooling research.  Socialization was a big issue with my mom and continues to be a big issue despite the information I have presented.

Enjoy!

Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts
Isabel Shaw

The Debate

I’ve heard it a hundred times. If you’re thinking about homeschooling, it probably troubles you. “What about socialization?” is the major homeschooling question people have about a homeschooling lifestyle.

Professional educators, who don’t fully understand the many styles of homeschooling, often raise this issue. They believe school is the only place children learn socialization skills. But it’s just not true!

The socialization myth was born out of a misconception of what it’s like to homeschool. Many educators and critics of homeschooling still believe homeschoolers hit the books at 9 a.m., work all day at their kitchen table till 3:00 p.m. or later, and spend their day isolated and alone. This, of course, is ridiculous!    “

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