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Best Answer Tamara Wilhite says
Some good points to consider here. Prioritizing the pros and cons according to parents' insight of children's needs would be helpful in tailoring their program.
Rachael Lefler says
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These are all important considerations. Concerns over socialization have largely been disproved. Many home ed students are far ahead of other students socially. The huge opportunity to help them learn to love learning is a lifelong benefit.
Truth be told a lot of kids would rather not have to deal with the "socialization" aspect especially if they're not in the "in crowd".
It's not uncommon for people to hate their school years because of other students they went to school with.
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Charidimos Kleidis says
An Every Day Story's blog post titled Why Sociaisation Is An Issue For Homeschoolers is a good discussion with interesting comments that any parent could find useful. Can't put whole link, it's easy to find: aneverydaystory…/socialisation-homeschool
Socialization is over-hyped, especially since homeschoolers are doing Scouts, music lessons, religious gatherings, field trips.
TW, absolutely. The blog's discussion is a helpful look at the topic. It's curious that this is usually one of the first attacks against home ed when the truth at schools and with home ed is the opposite of what people generally think.
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Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti says
There is a such thing as bad information if the information being shared is false. There is truth and there is false teachings.
Homeschool Base says
8. You can't pass the buck and get out of an assignment by not volunteering. When there's only a few of you...you ALWAYS get your turn.
9. It can be hard to be self motivated
10. It might be harder to get involved into sports