It is a parents’ decision if they choose to home school their child.  This does not mean they wish to keep them from socializing with other children their age.   In fact, in most cases the opposite is quite true. They wish to have more control of who their children are socializing with. For example, if you live in a city where your child goes to public school, your child is apt to come into contact with drugs and alcohol issues much quicker than they would if they were home schooled.

Enrichment classes are available to children of all ages, such as ballet, karate, art classes, and even guitar lessons. Any of these classes allow your child to learn things that you will not be able to teach them, as well as learn socialization skills. Many area high schools allow home schooled children to participate in special classes, such as computer classes and even physical education. This allows your child to enhance their educational experience and develop their social interactions skills with other students. This helps enrich their socialization skills.

Many communities have programs are developed especially for home school success. It may be as much as a alternative school that offers enrichment classes to enhance your child’s home schooling or it could be as little as informal get-togethers for home schooled children. Either one will help your child to achieve home school success.

If you find there is not a community program in your area, you may want to think about starting a support group yourself. Many groups start out small.  They plan field trips to enhance their children’s learning experiences, as well as get-togethers where their children can simply interact with one another. It also can provide you a chance to talk with others that are in your position as parent and teacher.  These types of activities benefit both mothers and children.

Many people do not understand why parents may choose to home school their child and many may picture the home schooled child to be lonely.  They imagine the home schooled child never gets out to interact with other children or participate in any outside activities.  However, this is not the case at all. Home schooled children are often more confident in their abilities and they have no problems fitting in with other children their age. By adding enrichment classes to your child’s education, you are helping to ensure their home school success.

 

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