Category: Socialization

Socialization for Moms (really, socializing for moms)

This morning, in my local group, a [self-proclaimed] lonely introverted mom wrote this: Socialization: we talk about it a lot for the kiddos. But is anyone else struggling to socialize as a “grown up”? We are first year homeschoolers and I’m amazed at how much I miss adult conversation that’s not my husband or mom.

On Socialization

On Socialization. This used to happen all the time: I’d be somewhere with my 8 (or 10 or 12 or 14 or 16yo). She would have a 20 minute conversation with an adult on some topic of mutual interest. She’d wander off, and the adult would look at me and say, “But what about socialization?”

Obstacles to Socialization

Email of the Day: What obstacles do parents face with socialization of their children? Answer: The question, “‘What about socialization?” is a knee-jerk reaction to the word “homeschooling.” In general, the speaker has no idea what they are trying to ask. Socialization is the process of learning and internalizing the values, beliefs, and norms of

Become a WHO Member

If you’re here, you probably already know that WHO is the state-wide organization for homeschooling in WA. You’ve probably wandered through our website, looking at the law or for a support group…/support-groups-co-ops/ or trying to figure out how to write a transcript…/video-audio-teaching-tools/ or looking forward to convention or getting a dose

Finding other homeschoolers

Email of the Day: Can you please give me some info about how my kid might meet other homeschoolers in the area? thank you so much Answer: We keep a list of homeschool groups by area here:…/support-groups-co-ops/ It is not an exhaustive list. Facebook is also a good place to find groups. If you