Posts Tagged ‘ socialization ’

I’m Not Socializing My Kids, I’m Humanizing Them, by Kimberley Price

I’m Not Socializing My Kids, I’m Humanizing Them, by Kimberley Price

“Your kids are homeschooled?!  What about socialization?!” What about socialization? So, do I socialize them? What do you mean by that? Do they have friends? Do they behave? Do they know how to hold a conversation? What is socialization? According to Wikipedia, socialization is a term used by sociologists, social psychologists, anthropologists, political scientists...
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Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler – Q&A May-June 2011

Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler – Q&A May-June 2011

HEM’s Questions & Answers – May-June 2011 Peer Pressure from Former Homeschooler We need serious help dealing with peer pressure. We homeschool largely because our daughter, going on 13, is at the top of her field and currently competing in pre-Olympic trials. Her best friend recently quit both competing and homeschooling to attend school....
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November-December Issue

November-December Issue

The November-December issue features articles on growing up as a homeschooled kid, confessions of a reluctant homeschool mom, experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome, and homeschooling a free spirited child. Mary Nix interviews Free Range Learning author Laura Grace Weldon; Larry and Susan Kaseman write about labeling and drugging kids; Rebecca Rupp explores the wonderful world...
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Support Without A Support Group

Support Without A Support Group

I frequently get asked by both homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers whether or not we belong to a support group. Coming from non-homeschoolers this usually means: “Do your kids have any contact with other kids?” Coming from homeschoolers this usually means: “Is there a group in the area that I don’t know about that I might...
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Curfews and Homeschoolers

Curfews and Homeschoolers

As homeschoolers, we need to be informed about daytime curfews for several reasons. * Although only a few communities have enacted curfews so far, the number is increasing. * Curfews undermine everyone’s basic freedoms. * Our efforts to oppose curfews are much more likely to be effective if we act now, before curfews are...
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