I usually answer this question a question. So what do you mean by socialization? Oh, you mean, how do my kids make their friends and interact with other children? Well they make friends in a variety of ways. All of them are involved in after school activities. Sports, dance, computer club, etc… They attend weekly activities at the public library, church youth group, homeschool classes and field trips.
My children are very sociable and we’ve taught them to interact with peers and adults. Our goal is for each of our children to have the skills needed to interact positively with the world around them. But I do think this is a funny question for homeschool families. It’s not like attending public or private school guarantee that kids will gain the skills needed to develop healthy friendships.
We all know of kids who attend school who are really shy and can’t carry on a conversation with peers or adults. And as far as the weird factor goes—I don’t think my kids are weird. Smart, focused, kind, loveable, and a little geeky. But I’m okay with that. So no, I’m not concerned with socialization.
Murray Homeschool Academy
I have been a homeschool educator since 2008. Here I blog about our educational experience and hope you can learn something from our journey.