When folks find out that I homeschool my little darlings, I usually get THE question (and yes, it is THE question), “What about socialization?”
My children have been involved in or are still involved in: organized sports (soccer), drama, homeschool choir, youth, children’s church activities, co-ops, summer camp, homeschool groups, group art classes with professional art teacher, group sign language class and of course, playdates and field trips with other homeschoolers, church friends and family. My children are taking piano lessons and my oldest is in a Youth Praise band at church.
And all these activities are on top of the fact that all three girls are with each other under the same roof (and sharing the same bedroom), learning to get along and build loving relationships on a daily basis.
I am at a loss as to how they can be more “socialized” than they already are.
They are learning at their own pace and finding weaknesses and strengths along the way.
They are pursuing avenues they might not would be able to do otherwise.
They are finding WHO they are…and who they are not. (and loving one another in the process)
Homeschooling…what a trip. (we take tons of those, too).
The world is our classroom – and the world is our critic.
It’s all part of the journey.
And regardless of what anyone says or thinks – it’s one journey I wouldn’t trade for the world.