Part 1 of this series explained that the common misconception that homeschooling does not provide opportunities to learn social skills is not only flat out wrong, it is actually the opposite of the truth! Today’s article, from Family Education, explains why, and includes research to back it up. Before you go spouting the common prejudice that homeschool kids don’t learn social skills, first ask yourself if kids do, in fact, learn social skills in public school (my school sure didn’t have a “social skills 101” class–did yours?). Next ask yourself if public school is really a GOOD place to learn social skills. In my experience, kids in public school are as likely to be exposed to bullying, ostracism, unhealthy peer pressure, and cliqueish behavior as they are to mature, developmentally healthy socially relations. If kids DO develop social skills in public school, it’s in spite of it, not because of it!
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