Socialization

“You homeschool? But your kids need socialization? How do you socialize you kids?” This is a common line of questioning that parents who homeschool their kids face. MBS is only 2 and the question has already been brought up by a family member who “knows we’ll do great with the educational part but what about his socialization?”

I found this video hilarious

and this article Yes, My Grown Homeschooled Children Are Odd — And Yours Will Be Too! reassuring.

Yes I want MBS to feel comfortable in social situations but more importantly I want him to be able to stand up for what he believes in, to be himself and not conform to fit in. Why would we want our kids to be “socialized” and just the same as a public schooled kids? Isn’t the act of choosing to homeschool saying we want something different for our kids, that we want them to be different than the norm?

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