Stop Worrying About Socialization. Seriously.

Although schools have been more than crazy lately with everything going on, I’ve been surprised to find that some parents are still reluctant to homeschool because of socialization. I’m hoping to set the record straight.

Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

One thought on “Stop Worrying About Socialization. Seriously.”

  1. Great video! Your points really get to the heart of the socialization question in a way that few people realize. My children have never been to school but can talk to anyone of any age anywhere with confidence. I don’t see that being the case with children we know who are enrolled in institutional schools. The saddest part of the age segregation, to me, is the diminished importance of adults – particularly older adults. Children in schools know adults mostly in the terms of authority figures – people who tell them what to do and when to do it all day long. Children who are home educated, in my experience, have the opportunity to develop friendships and mentorships with adults through activities they enjoy and through family, church, and neighbor interactions. My boys regularly help out and visit with our 70 year old neighbor who had no children of her own. One day, my children asked me if it was weird that one of their best friends was 70 years old. Without hesitation, I said, “No, not at all. In fact, I think it’s wonderful.” And I do. They would not have this rich experience if they were locked in a school all day if only because they wouldn’t have time and, I hate to say it, their inclination toward such a friendship might be “socialized” out of them. Another great video I hope has some real impact.

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