Do you ever wonder about homeschool socialization? Do you get sick of hearing this ever annoying questions? How do you respond? Here are just a few of the many socialization opportunities for homeschoolers. Next time, respond with this list!
Homeschool parents hear the socialization question…. A LOT! And, if you are like me, it DRIVES YOU NUTS!
However, if you are really, truly concerned about socialization, and if that is really, truly why you are hesitant to homeschool, then I am here to reassure you. Homeschool kids ARE socialized. If anything, we are too social because we try to make up for the perceived “lack” of socialization.
Here are just a few of the many socialization opportunities for homeschoolers.
- Church groups
- Keepers of the Faith
- Contenders of the Faith
- Church Quiz Bowl Teams
- Church Camp
- Small Group Lessons
- Homeschool Group Activities
- Field Trips
- School Sports Teams (depending on your state)
- Library Activities
- Girl Scouts
- Boy Scouts
Misc. Socialization Opportunites
- The Park
- Family Gatherings
- Summer Enrichment Camps
Socialization takes time, and effort, but it is really not that different in homeschooling than in public school. Also, believe me when I say, don’t NOT homeschool because you are worried about socialization. Socialization is natural, it happens, and it does not require a public school building.
So, the next time someone asks you, “What about socialization?” Send them to this list; there are TONS of socialization opportunities for homeschoolers out there. You just have to look!
Author Bio: Misty Bailey is the blogger behind Joy in the Journey and the podcaster behind Joyfully Homeschooling. Her goal in this online space is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real life homeschooling. Through real stories, real struggles, and real life, Misty encourages her blog readers and podcast listeners to embrace imperfection and strive for a more joyful homeschool.