"My own experience is that homeschooled children are friendly, open and generally easy to talk to. They are as reserved or as outgoing as anyone else, have a boatload of friends or a few close buddies. They may get up early, sleep until noon, dress as they please. They can be wonderfully average or amazingly bright and some struggle with conventional learning tasks, but excel in more unconventional areas. The hidden truth is simple: homeschoolers are not all that different from everyone else."
- Lisa Rivero in The Homeschooling Option.
“I don’t want to homeschool my child because they won’t be properly socialised.”
I put the question of socialization to two homeschooling parents, Sue and Will. Specifically, I asked them to answer the objection, “I don’t want to homeschool my child because they won’t be properly socialised.” They said, ‘We agree that we want our children to be properly socialised; that’s why we homeschool. Homeschooling enables the kids to properly socialise. They grow up with people all day long and grow up with people in their homes, with people down the street and in the supermarkets.’