The Socialization Myth Again Proven False
December 16, 2009 3 Comments
I just read this story published at the Home School Legal Defense Association website that addresses the socialization critique of homeschooling. Another study has been done and it completely destroys the myth the home schooled children suffer from not being “socialized” and will not be able to function in society once they become adults.
In my personal experience this is still the number one comment we get when people find out that we home school our children. It may take different forms but it is still the same objection. My response is always the same. It is our responsibility as part of our homeschooling to make sure that our children know how to function in society. The academics are just one part of homeschooling. I also like to point out that most of the “socialization” that kids get in the public school setting is negative and that most parents have to spend time trying to correct it. This is a battle that they will lose in most instances. When kids spend that much time with their “peers” their parents cease to be the primary influences in their lives. So we then have to ask the question: Do we really want our children to be “socialized” according to society’s standards?
Think about it………