What’s the Big Deal?
Socialization is not just about social activities but
rather positive social development in which our
children learn to impact their world.
In all of my experience with school- aged children, I have found that homeschooled children are the most positively socialized children
of all—hands down. In fact, it was the
influence of positively socialized homeschooled children that convinced me to
It’s no surprise that homeschooled
children are different, and looking at the
culture around us, gladly so. This is not
just my own experience; there is also cur-
rent research that confirms the existence
of this phenomenon.
children seem to make the best citizens,
employees, and well-rounded adults, and
it starts with the vast amount of positive
socialization they receive during their
years of home education. It’s no wonder
that by the time these kids finish high
school they are sought after by colleges,
employers, communities, and churches.
They are desirable students due to their
high academic scores, as well as their
positive social skills. They study hard,
work hard, are interested in people, and
serve their churches and communities.
(See the August, 2012 article by Dr. Brian
Ray, “Doing Well in the ‘Real World’ of