Are there social disadvantages to homeschooling? Deciding to home school can be a monumental decision. Many Parents hear this question thrown around to discourage them from homeschooling.
While it is true that homeschooling children do not learn social skills the same way that their public school counterparts do...they will turn into socialized adults!
When the necessity of socialization is discussed, it is most often in reference to relationships outside the home. But why do our children have to be socialized without parental involvement? Since when has mom and dad become non-important? Does the student have to be "socialized by an organized school" to develop "properly”? Is it best to learn socialization in an institution or by being in society with the parent? Is it really best for my children to learn social skills from their own immature peer group?
The truth is homeschooling and socialization work hand in hand .
5 Myths of the Social Disadvantages of Homeschooling
My children are involved with the nursing home ministry. All of them from preschool to high school can interact and socialize with the older people. Their ministry involves singing, playing their violins, visiting, and spending time talking with these sweet people.
My older girls get to work in the nursery with the babies and toddlers. This teaches them responsibility and how to take care of little ones in a teaching setting.
We are heavily involved with the family activities that are offered at church every month, from the Harvest Fellowship cook out to a fun game of Putt Putting.
Children's choir, adult choir, Christmas and Easter programs provide other opportunities to sing and learn to speak in a public setting.
Activities involving the children and teens are a great way for homeschooling families to make lasting friends.
There are many youth orchestra's that young people can become involved with.
Playing in a group setting is easy for my children with as many sibling as they have. We never lack for enough players for basket ball, kickball, or even three on three soccer!
As I look at each of my children from my high schooler to my preschooler, I can see that each one of them can and will grow to be well adjusted adults: not because they have been institutionalized, but because they are being taught all the life skills they need...here at home, in our local church and in their community!
Social disadvantages of homeschooling? What doyou think?
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.