“Kids need to be with other kids.”
“Children need socialization.”
“How are your kids going to interact with other people?”
Some of the most common questions about homeschooling revolve around the social life of children. So let’s get to the heart of this issue right up front.
I know, most of us want to reply to this question by touting our long list of activities, proving to the world that our children are indeed socialized. We talk about co-op, scouts, church, sports teams, etc. And while this is somewhat of a valid answer, there is a much deeper and more important issue that Christians should consider.
The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God (1 Corinthians 3:19).
Christians don’t need to prove that we are just as good as the world. Our children were given to us by God, and His ways our higher than ours. Often, homeschoolers are so busy trying to outdo the world that we forget what God has called us to.
Have you either asked “what about socialization?” or have been asked? It’s the most popular question, isn’t it? But why?
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