So anybody who has made the jump and decided to homeschool their kids has undoubtedly been faced with the question of socialization. People are always concerned that my kids aren’t getting enough exposure to other children and are going to grow up to be social outcasts as a result. I know their hearts are in the right place and that these people are only showing their concern for my kids, but honestly, when I’m faced with that question, I just laugh. Then I introduce them to my daughter, the most social little butterfly they’re ever gonna meet.
Trust me, socialization is not a problem for us. It’s really not a problem anymore for most homeschooled kids. Now I know there’s always going to be some weird fringe element out there. I’m not talking about those guys. I’m just talking about normal folks that have decided to homeschool for one reason or another but mostly because they think their kids will get a better education. Not the crazy homeschooling whack-a-doos that give us average home-schoolers a bad name (you know who I’m talking about).
Back to my point…socialization is not a problem for us. There is so much offered now that we could go to some sort of homeschool function every day and every night of the week if we wanted to. In fact, our problem is not finding activities where my kids can be around other children, but instead, how to get their schoolwork done in the midst of carting them to all their extra-curricular activities.
But just so you aren’t worried about them, here’s a run down of all that we are involved in this year: Continue Reading…