Are the homeschooled children are able to socialize? There is a large body of research focused on whether or not children who are homeschooled are well-socialized. Most of this research finds that being homeschooled does not harm children’s development of social skills, as measured in these studies.
Do children who are homeschooled become socially awkward in their adulthood? There’s no evidence that homeschooled children grow up to be any more socially awkward than their traditionally educated peers. So long as your child has other avenues to socialize, homeschooling has no negative impact on their social skills.
What do psychologists say about homeschooling? These psychologists warned parents that their children may experience difficulty entering “mainstream life” and may not grow up to be “complete people” if taught at home. And a study of parents whose children attended public schools reported that 61% believed homeschooled children were isolated (Gray, 1993).
What are the negative effects of homeschooling?
- Lack of social interaction and increased sense of isolation.
- Absence of curriculum structure.
- Decreased focus on learning and concentration, reduced outcomes.
- Slower pace of learning.
- Financial burden.
- Lack of facilities.