Tag Archives: socialization

Confessions of an extroverted homeschooler

Hello, my name is Jonelle and I'm an extrovert trying to homeschool. The girls I spend my day with. The past month has been very telling for me. With the holidays arriving one after another, normal events have been cancelled … Continue reading

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I'm Nervous About Joining a Homeschool Group or Co-op

You aren't alone. Some people thrive on new experiences and interacting in groups. They're the kind of people who start homeschool cooperatives. But if you're anything like me, you'd rather stay home. It's not that we dislike people, we're just … Continue reading

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How will my kids meet children their age if I homeschool?

How do you make sure your son or daughter gets enough time with children his or her own age? Interacting with peers is a wonderful thing, but this fear of isolation drives much of the concern about socialization in homeschooling. … Continue reading

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Is homeschooling "mainstream"?

I came across an interesting article the other day, and was surprised to learn that Home Schooling is Going Mainstream! I will be graduating my third homeschooled student next spring and it's nice to know we're finally part of the … Continue reading

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School Question

Natalia went to a backyard Bible club hosted by a family in our church. She wanted to try out a group with older children and I figured, why not? She loves people and easily makes friends. Although she's not quite … Continue reading

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When Not to Socialize Your Kids

She's in college now. An art major with a solidifying style and a keen wit. She's getting better, she tells me, at speaking her mind. In high school, she was a coward who kept her mouth shut to stay in … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers and the Popular Kids

I really like Paul Graham's essay on Why Nerds are Unpopular. I think it's spot on. But a mere two paragraphs into Matt's post comparing church and junior high a thought struck me: Who are the "popular" kids? Or, put … Continue reading

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