No, it's not that "s" word. There is a word that people use when they talk about homeschoolers. Socialization. If we homeschoolers/unschoolers didn't know any better, we would think that they were referring to the overabundance of activities, outings, playdates and ventures out into the real world, with people of all ages, almost every day. (We do need to spend some time at home, ya know...especially for the introverted moms.)
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The truth is, most of those people think that our children's lives lack socialization. Really?! I know my fair share of home/unschoolers and I can say for certain that none of them are lacking socialization. If fact, if we were to compare the amount of time per day (on average) that home/unschoolers spend socializing to the amount of time kids in school get to socialize there would be no comparison.
In fact, we spend so much time on activities, outings, playdates and ventures out into the real world that we reach a point that we say to each other, "let's just have a day at home alone". We try to do that at least one day a week.
I decided to forgo posting the definitions of the word, because those who use the word have their own definition. I'm just not sure how home/unschoolers don't meet the criteria. Thoughts?