Homeschool parents hear the socialization question…. A LOT! Here are just a few of the many socialization opportunities for homeschoolers.

Socialization Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Homeschool parents hear the socialization question…. A LOT! And, if you are like me, it DRIVES YOU NUTS!

However, if you are really, truly concerned about socialization, and if that is really, truly why you are hesitant to homeschool, then I am here to reassure you. Homeschool kids ARE socialized. If anything, we are too social because we try to make up for the perceived “lack” of socialization.

Here are just a few of the many socialization opportunities for homeschoolers.

Religious Organizations

  • Church groups
  • Keepers of the Faith
  • Contenders of the Faith
  • Church Quiz Bowl Teams
  • Awana
  • Church Camp

Homeschool Groups

  • Small Group Lessons
  • Homeschool Group Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Co-Ops

Athletic Opportunities

  • Upward
  • School Sports Teams (depending on your state)

Community Events

  • Library Activities
  • 4-H
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boy Scouts

Misc. Socialization Opportunites

  • The Park
  • Family Gatherings
  • Summer Enrichment Camps

Socialization takes time, and effort, but it is really not that different in homeschooling than in public school. Also, believe me when I say, don’t NOT homeschool because you are worried about socialization. Socialization is natural, it happens, and it does not require a public school building.

So, they next time someone asks you, “What about socialization?” Send them to this list; there are TONS of socialization opportunities for homeschoolers out there. You just have to look!

Author Bio: Misty Bailey and her husband have been married for over a decade and have three beautiful children. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.

 

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Misty Bailey

Misty Bailey is a married homeschool mom to three beautiful blessings. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.