What About Socialization?

If you’ve been homeschooling for any length of time or have even mentioned that you are considering it as an option, you are, no doubt, fully aware that this is perhaps the most oft-asked question of homeschoolers. In response to this, one veteran homeschooler responds,

“We are very concerned about socialization…that’s why we homeschool.” Though surely not what they expected, this witty reply will give the unsuspecting questioner some food for thought.

In 2003, the Home School Legal Defense Association commissioned the largest research survey to date of adults who were home educated. Conducted by Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute, the study surveyed over 7,300 adults who were homeschooled. Click here to read more about his survey and the results.