Yes, The Homeschooled Kids Are Alright

No child gets everything he needs, whether homeschooled or educated otherwise.

“But how can you be sure they are getting everything they need?”

It’s the question that as a homeschooling parent I have heard more often than any other, even more often that that old chestnut, “But what about socialization?” and it is typically asked by people whose children are in public or private school. In my snarkier moments, I am tempted to point out that it’s a funny question to hear from one who spends way fewer hours with her children each week than I spend with mine. Since I’m not a very snarky person, I usually smile instead and talk about how there are no guarantees but we have discovered that this approach works best for our family.

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