Topic: Socialization

Homeschooling and the Myth of Socialization
by Manfred B. Zysk

One of the silliest and most annoying comments made to homeschooling parents is,
"Aren't you concerned about how your child will be able to socialize with others?".

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The Myth of Socialization
by John Loeffler, Steel on Steel Radio Program

Oh But the Children!

Ok, so what about socialization? It doesn't really happen in public high schools because those are abnormal environments. Nowhere in life -- not even the military -- will one be associating strictly with people of one's own age or be subjected to massive amounts of mind-numbing, conformity-inducing peer pressure totally preoccupied with image and having northing to do with real life.

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Another Socialization Myth Debunked
From Lisa Cabello

As homeschool parents, one of the issues that often comes up is that our children are deprived from joining the school sports team and thereby we, as their parents, are depriving our children from having fun, making friends and learning good sportsmanship. … almyth.htm

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Socialization Myth and Homeschooling
By Tamra Orr

Ask any homeschooler you meet—whether a novice or a veteran—what is the number one objection people have to homeschooling? It’s always socialization. Let’s dispense with this issue once and for all with these points that homeschoolers make about socialization. … eschooling

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Homeschooling: The Socialization Myth Exposed

Those who don't homeschool often claim that homeschooled children are missing out on opportunities for socialization. This falsehood is easily dispelled.

Definition of Socialization

Socialization is defined in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as "to fit or train for a social environment," and, "to participate actively in a social group." It mentions nothing about socialization being learned in a classroom. In fact, Webster's defines school as "an institution for the teaching of children." Again, no mention of socialization. … ed-a264963

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The Socialization Myth
by Bonnie and Lawrence Williams

This "lack of socialization" myth arises from false concepts about the nature of socialization itself and the realities of the homeschooling environment. As John Holt, one of the early advocates of home schooling, once remarked,

"If I could give just one reason why children should NOT go to public schools, it would be the socialization they receive there." … ooling.php

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Overcoming the Myth of Homeschool Socialization
by Andrea Hermitt

You would think that in the last decade the myth that homeschoolers are unsocialized hermits and introverts would be dead. But no. It's is alive and well. As a veteran homeschooler I am tempted to ignore the question when it comes up, but I realize it is being used to discourage new homeschoolers and send them running back into the traditional school system. … 88510.html

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Homeschool Socialization

One of the biggest homeschooling myths is that of socialization.

The thinking is that children who don't go to school won't be socialized. The reality is very different.

Find out what the research says about socialization in homeschooling - and how to go about socializing your child. … ation.html

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Social Skills and Homeschooling: Myths and Facts
by Isabel Shaw

Professional educators, who don't fully understand the many styles of homeschooling, often raise this issue. They believe school is the only place children learn socialization skills.

The socialization myth was born out of a misconception of what it's like to homeschool. … 56224.html

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The Socialization Myth, Part 1

The Socialization Myth, Part 2

The Socialization Code

The Myth of Age-mates

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Homeschooling and Socialization: Myths and Truths
by Beatrice Adams … nd-truths/ … -truths/2/

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The Myth of Socialization
by Diane S. Spears, Ed.D.

Dr. David Elkind, Professor Emeritus at Tufts University Child Development Department, conducted extensive research on childhood learning. He stated in his book, The Hurried Child, that children don’t respond well in large groups, because they become fatigued and stressed by too much noise and unreasonable expectations, rigid scheduling, and peer pressure.

Another study has been conducted by the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). The founder, Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., determined that positive social skills scores were higher for homeschooled children than for those educated in the public school system. … e-s-spears