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August 31st, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by IronMamma View Post
Just to let you ladies know there is a TON of socialization with Home School. Many people I have talked too have told me that is their number one worry, and it should not be. There are tons of weekly and daily groups that get together, at the zoo, parks, the store, library or what have you. I personally think Home School is better because kids are less likely to be influenced by things and if he or she is stuck on something you can spend however long it takes for them to understand it. It's kinda hard when you have 30 other kids who get it to stay on it for one kid. I am not knocking public school at all. DH and I both graduated from them, and so did all of my siblings. I worked with three girls before I got pregnant and they were all Home Schooled and they all love it. I am not bashing anyone! Just know, that in Home School, socialization is not an issue.
It depends on where you live! Like in my town here, there are TONS of home schoolers, there are special clubs and classes and groups and field trips and things like that, it is very organized and easy to get involved. If I ended up HSing I would probably help lead some special math classes, environmental science classes, and things like that I wouldn't worry about socializing my kids.

BUT if we still lived in Mississippi, the only HS types around there are super duper religious type people, like Jesus Camp types if you've seen that documentary, which is not my style (understatement of the year lol). I would be totally on my own if I wanted to HS in a modern secular pro-science type way, and it would be tough to get quality social opportunities for my kids, especially since we didn't go to church.

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