This is by far the most popular question and concern of Home Educating.
For people who have never Home Educated or indeed investigated it, they automatically assume that kids taught at home will be locked away from the rest of civilisation and will have no interaction with other kids.
Educating kids at home is on the increase and with the use of technology for courses, activities, resources etc, and a large amount of Facebook groups and community interaction, meeting new people is a lot easier than sceptics think.
As soon you mention that you are, or might be Home Educating your children, it seems that you have to go on the defensive about socialising in particular.
I can honestly say the boys have a much broader social life than they did at school and have met some great children. They still have friends from school with the odd exception of a couple of blinkered parents who think Home Education is wrong. It’s no surprise they work in school!.
Having said that, we know a lot of teachers who think its amazing what we are doing and wish children could receive the level of one to one educating and real-life skills we give the boys.
The following article by Mike Wood, who is very experienced in all things regarding Home Educating explains in great detail about socialisation concerns.
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