Posts tagged socialization
It’s a natural question for kids who are around friends and family who attend public or private schools. They look around and discover that their family does things differently. In times like this it’s best to be proactive and positive. Here are a few strategies for getting your children excited about home education.
Show Your Enthusiasm
If you are enthusiastic about your homeschool, then your children will be too. Show them what they will be More >
“Homeschooling is 60% character building and 40% academics,” a friend recently told me. While I can’t quantify it as clearly as that, I am more convinced than ever—especially as I interact with a wider array of children—that academics is only part of our responsibility as homeschoolers and parents.
One of the areas that seems to be lacking in traditional education is, in fact, socialization. This strikes me as funny since homeschooled children are the ones under such tough scrutiny in this area. I’m not talking about a child’s ability to converse with strangers or relate to non-family More >
Donna Conner, author of the book Homeschooling Only One, continues to share her insights on homeschooling only one child. If you missed the first post of this interview, be sure to check it out. Donna answered why homeschooling is still a great educational choice for only children. Today, we will continue our interview with Donna and explore the age-old question of socialization. Enjoy!
Homeschool Passion: Donna, the socialization question is a big one for homeschooling in general, but I’m sure it’s amplified when homeschooling only one child. How would you respond to the ever-present More >
One of the biggest objections to homeschooling involves socialization. Bring up the topic of homeschooling in mixed company, and inevitably, someone will ask the question, “But what about friends?” or “How will kids learn to get along with others?”
Many think that by sending children to traditional schools, they’ll learn how to relate well with their peers. That’s why I found a comment in the April 25, 2010 Parade magazine interesting. In the article entitled “How Sports Can Change a Girl’s Life,” journalist Sara Paretsky profiles the nonprofit Chicago outreach Girls in the Game (GIG). More >