Homeschoolers often find themselves in ridiculous situations explaining socialization and isolation is not a particular issue for most homeschooling families. School socialization being entirely different than socializing and getting out and about exploring our world. Our world being the ‘real world’.
Cindy Hval wrote an article in Washington’s Spokesman Review: Home-school mom turns outings into Exploring Families
River Greenfield, 5, scaled the steep rock face like a seasoned pro. Wedging his feet into a tiny ledge he looked down and waved to his mother, Jessa Greenfield.
River and his twin brother, Terran, were climbing the Minnehaha Rocks at Shields Park, thanks to a new organization called Exploring Families.
Over the years, homeschooling mom, Kelly Clark, gathered up various fun community sites to visit and explore for her family. Realizing larger groups get discounts and tours, she did what many homeschoolers do, gathering up other friends to join in the fun. This year, she officially started up Exploring Families.
One of the magnificent home education mainstays are the unique experiences visiting companies, along with other open events and activities. Calendars and time are on our side, as is the generosity of the business owners, civic organizations and other neighborhood localities. Homeschoolers explore our world and where ever we are, there is always something stimulating and thought-provoking to potentially open up into a passion or two for our children.
Catch Kimberley Price’s article in Home Education Magazine
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?