children able to socialise with other children?
Homeschoolers are able to socialise very well, in fact better than their
institutionalised peers! They learn social skills (what is acceptable and
unacceptable behaviour) first hand from their parent's example instead of a
group of rowdy, undisciplined 5 year olds! Homeschooled children are not
removed from life and placed into groups according to their age as school
children are. They learn in a family context and often also accompany a
self-employed dad to work! They thus know how to interact with various
age groups. They often have to help keep the toddlers occupied while mom
spends individual time with an older sibling. We have 9 year old boys teaching
3 year olds in Sunday School and 6 year olds visiting "their best
friends" in Old Age Homes! They are confident in the presence of adults
(not intimidated due to an unhealthy authority figure image) and can conduct
meaningfull coversations on a variety of topics due to their general knowledge
gleaned from pusueing their interests.
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