Do Homeschoolers Have Friends?

How can homeschoolers make friends?


  • Get involved in activities. Go out and do what you love to do, and you’ll meet people with similar interests.
  • Meet other homeschoolers. Most homeschoolers have a flexible schedule compared to a regular school day.
  • Learn with other people.
  • Keep in touch with old friends.
  • Develop independence.
  • Be friendly, but be smart.

Are Homeschoolers socially awkward?

These homeschooled children crave a greater degree of social interaction, and for some their opportunities for social interaction are so limited that they develop social phobias or experience extreme social awkwardness. Because, quite simply, every homeschool family—and every homeschooled child—is different.

How do homeschoolers socialize?

Homeschool parents seek out opportunities to “socialize” their children in a way that matches their own personal beliefs and goals for their kids.

  1. Homeschool Organizations.
  2. Homeschool Co-ops.
  3. Community Sports.
  4. Art & Music Classes.
  5. College Classes.
  6. Adopt an Older Adult.
  7. Join 4-H.
  8. Play Dates.

Do homeschooled students perform better?

Research suggests homeschooled children tend to do better on standardized tests, stick around longer in college, and do better once they’re enrolled. A 2009 study showed that the proportion of homeschoolers who graduated from college was about 67%, while among public school students it was 59%.