Tag Archives: socialization

Oh no, I forgot to socialize the kids!

There's a wonderful conversation about socialization going on over on our Facebook page. I've been chuckling this morning at the various responses people are sharing. A few have made me stop and think, "I wish I'd thought of that when … Continue reading

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Large Groups of Children

His blonde hair is trimmed clean and close. His glasses give the impression of a passionate math student. He teaches chess as part of a before and after school program for struggling students. "There's no way I can give each … Continue reading

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The Shock That We're Normal

A mom, years after starting homeschooling, was asked by her mother, "But ... what about socialization?" This veteran homeschooler looked at her mom in disbelief. Then, exasperated, she asked, "Have you met your grandchildren?" <smile> I love that. Too often, … Continue reading

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What's it like to go from homeschool to public school?

As homeschoolers, we like to talk about how amazing it is to switch from a public school to homeschooling. But what's it like to transition from a home education to a "normal" one? How do homeschoolers do in a classroom … Continue reading

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Serious Damage from Silly Social Lies

Her knees -- pushed up toward her chest -- barricade her face behind the couch pillow. Another pillow perches on her head. She's hiding while she talks. Silly as it may be, it makes her feel safe. "I feel like … Continue reading

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The Maturity of Homeschoolers

People have called her "older than her years" and I've heard "mature" used as an adjective. But when I look at this particular student, I don't see a person who has reached full development. She's insecure as all get-out, though … Continue reading

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Let's Be Old-Fashioned: Character Over Personality

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? What about your kids? More and more books that discuss the modern bias against introverts are showing up on my radar. There was this one about introverted pastors. The sections I heard were … Continue reading

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