Shaheen Akhtar

Homeschooling and Socialisation – The Reality

Homeschooling socialisation is one of the most common comments or questions parents receive. Almost every argument involving homeschooling revolves around this: “Homeschooled children don’t get enough socialisation.”. 

Nobody ever worries about whether our children will get a good education at home, but we hear a lot about children needing school for socialisation. It is a well-known fact that homeschoolers have been subjected to the socialisation argument for quite some time, but what is the reality in relation to homeschooling socialisation?

homeschooling socialisation

In Episode 93 of the Raising Mums podcast, I discuss homeschooling socialisation.

Homeschooling and Socialisation References:

  • The Prophet ﷺ was reported to have said, “I have been sent to perfect good character.” [al-Muwaṭṭa’ 1614, Sahih]
  • The Prophet ﷺ was reported to have said, “A man follows the religion of his friend; so each one should consider whom he makes his friend” [Abu Dawud]
  • “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” [Proverbs, 13:20]
  • Study by Shyers, Hedin, Montgomery et al. showed a significant advantage seen in homeschooled kids, with regards to their social development.
  • Thomas Smedley (1992), in a controlled study, found that “…home educated in this sample were significantly better socialized and more mature than those in public school.”

Related: Start Your Homeschool Strong BOOTCAMP! Here: https://launchyourhomeschool.thinkific.com/courses/start-your-homeschool-strong

Related: Dealing with Naysayers | Home Education Here:https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/07/how-to-homeschool-successfully-ten-tips-from-the-heart.html

Related: Can I Homeschool if I’m NOT a Teacher? Here:https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2021/07/can-i-homeschool-if-im-not-a-teacher.html

Enough to Homeschool

Enough to Homeschool is a 5-day virtual workshop with Dr. Gemma, for the mother who is ready to feel like a homeschooler.

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Unlock your confidence and step into your role as a home educator!

The Enough to Homeschool 5-day workshop will take place 10-14th October 2022.

JOIN ENOUGH TO HOMESCHOOL:- http://enoughtohomeschool.com

Home Education in a Recession – Homeschooling on a Budget

We are experiencing a terrible economic downturn, which can affect the homeschool budget. Homeschooling can cost as much or as little as you want it to. When you’re first starting out, you may spend a bit more on supplies than you will in subsequent years. The cost of homeschooling is different for every family, it can add up quickly especially if you have multiple children, but it is possible to homeschool during the recession.

With homeschool budgeting, careful planning, and a positive attitude, you can give your child a quality education without breaking the bank.  

HOMESCHOOL BUDGET

In Episode 91 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share how you can homeschool on a budget especially when times are difficult.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 👉 https://youtu.be/R40fKBgmEJY

Related: How much does Homeschooling Cost?Here:https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2020/11/how-much-does-homeschooling-cost.html

Related: Be a Homeschool Planner! |The Benefits of Planning Annually Here:https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2019/03/homeschool-planner-benefits.html

Enough to Homeschool

Enough to Homeschool is a 5-day Virtual Mini-course with Dr. Gemma, for the mother who is ready to feel like a homeschooler.

Start Muslim homeschooling - homeschool planning

Unlock your confidence and step into your role as a home educator!

The Enough to Homeschool 5-day Mini-Course will take place 10-14th October 2022.

JOIN ENOUGH TO HOMESCHOOL:- http://EnoughToHomeschool.com

Afraid to Homeschool | Facing your Fears

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Taking the plunge into homeschooling your children for some reason seems frightening and you still haven’t been able to bring yourself to make that move to get started because you are afraid to homeschool. There is always a certain amount of risk in anything we do in this life, and homeschooling is no different. Being successful in homeschooling means coming face to face with your biggest fears. However, there are ways you can stop these worries from holding you back from what you know is right. Don’t let fear stop you from homeschooling your children.

Afraid homeschool

In Episode 84 of the Raising Mums podcast, I share three practices you can do to manage your fear around homeschooling!

  1. Remember your intention. Remind yourself why you chose to home-educate your children and why you believe it’s the right thing to do.
  2. Ask yourself,” What is the worst thing that could happen?” and “How likely is that?” Reframe your decision to homeschool as a commitment for the next year or two.
  3. You don’t need to rely upon yourself, only upon Allah.

Related: How to Make a Decision! | Muslim Homeschool Podcast https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2020/01/mum-stress.html

Related:  The 3 Homeschooling Truths you MUST Know to Start Homeschooling! https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/06/homeschooling-truths-when-you-start-homeschooling.html 

Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

I teach you how to choose the right subjects for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family. Whether you are homeschooling in the UK, or elsewhere in the world, this programme will help you give your children an incredible education at home. 

I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!

Interested?

Launch Your Homeschool enrolment is currently closed.

Doors open July 2022, insha’Allah. 

JOIN THE WAITING LIST HERE: https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/courses

Peace and love,

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