Honey, I Forgot to Socialize The Kids

When some people learn that you are homeschooling or unschooling, the common question is;

What about socialization?

Socialization?  At school?!

Well, which ‘socialization’ are you talking about?

The socialization to subordinate to authority?

The socialization to give in to peer pressure and join the sheep?

Or maybe you mean school bus socialization because there sure is a lot to learn there.  Perhaps the kid with the phone can show your kid where the really interesting websites are.  That would accelerate your child’s learning now wouldn’t it?

Or perhaps, while they’re wasting as much as an hour a day sitting (again) they could learn to release their frustrations on other kids with gossip, social politics, and petty attacks on kids that look or act differently.

Before you socialize your children, consider what socialization actually means;

Socialization: means the adoption of the behavior of the surrounding culture. The act of adapting behavior to the norms of a culture or society.

Be careful what you ask for.