Mixing with all age groups
Many of our families have said there are plenty of ways you can help your child maintain an active and healthy social life and you may discover hidden benefits.
The Newbury family have lived on a remote farm in Belize since 1999. Their children have always been home educated. As mother Yvette points out, there are plenty of ways for her sons to cultivate social relationships. Although they are quite geographically isolated, they interact with others online and regularly visit with friends at the local library.
Vinita, who is based in Mumbai and whose daughter has been home educated for 9 years, points out that children can often feel isolated even in school. But the issue isn’t just about making sure children interact with other children but with people of all ages. Homeschooling gives children confidence to mix with a variety of groups.