Does Homeschooling Make You Weird?

Yes, My Grown Homeschooled Children Are Odd — And Yours Will Be Too!

Members of the modern homeschool movement have insisted for thirty years that homeschooled children are well-socialized.

We laughingly refer to socialization as the “S word.” We deflect the socialization question by insisting it’s a myth.

What are the disadvantages of homeschooling?

In this article, we will explore some of the disadvantages of homeschooling.

  • Time. When parents take the responsibility of educating their children at home, they may need to set aside time to make it work.
  • Cost.
  • Socialization.
  • Lack of Facilities.
  • Patience.
  • Motivation.

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.

Is being homeschooled weird?

But that’s not because they are homeschooled, it’s because their parents don’t give them the chance to socialize, to get out into the world. And there are plenty of opportunities. So, no, most homeschoolers aren’t weird, but there are exceptions.

How does homeschooling affect social skills?

Homeschooling generally has a positive impact on social skills. Homeschooled kids are not subjected to the peer pressure, violence, drugs, and other negative influences found in today’s schools. Yes, homeschooling will have an impact on her social skills — in a positive way!