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?

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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.”

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SOCIALISATION and Homeschooling | Are Home educated kids missing out?

When considering homeschooling many parents are worried about socialisation and homeschool. By not sending them to school, parents worry if their children will be socially ‘deprived’ if they will be able to fend for themselves from bullies, and as parents will we be holding them back?

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In Episode 43 of the Raising Mums podcast, I discuss socialisation and homeschooling, and are homeschooling kids really missing out?


Socialisation and Homeschooling

  • Homeschooling allows us to cultivate a child’s inner circle of close relationships that have a strong influence on a child 
  • Can intentionally add more diversity into a child’s social circle
  • Can protect from many negative influences but not from all negative experiences

Related: FREE EBOOK – Homeschooling – What you need to know to get started

How to Start Homeschooling Course

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

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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.

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!


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Peace and Love,

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