It’s called Social Engineering…which is why the truth may surprise you! The truth is that kids that are homeschooled are BETTER socialized than SCHOOLED kids mostly because they are interacting with people of all ages, young and old. Kids in school only socialize with kids their own age which does not prepare them for the real world.
“Forced association is not socialization.” - Adele Carroll
"A friend to all is a friend to none." ~ Aristotle
"Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future." ~ Craig Groeschel
"Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality." ~ Anthony de Mello (Priest, spirituality author, and speaker)
“Don’t worry about socialization. Wherever people congregate, there is going to be interaction and socialization. Where is it written that it needs to be in schools?” ~ Mary Kay Clark
"The idea that children need to be around many other youngsters in order to be ‘socialized’ is perhaps the most dangerous and extravagant myth in education and child rearing today." ~ Dr. Raymond Moore
"You can define a free person precisely as someone whose fate is not centrally or directly dependent on peer assessment." ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The following are a few of the points covered in the highly recommended article above.
“Socialization”: Do our kids need artificial environments of social interaction or can they manage on their own?
"Why is it that we have completely lost faith in our children’s social intelligence? Why have we convinced ourselves that we have to force artificial social scenarios (such as daycare institutions and schools) upon our children, in order for them to develop socially?"
"What is the point of this forced “socialization?”
"Do you think children need to be “socialized”? If so, do you think they need to be so in institutions, away from their parents?"