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Homeschoolers learn from each other

For some, homeschooling still brings images of children studying in solitude, while their counterparts in public schools socialize with friends, play in the band or go out for sports.

The term homeschoolers can be misleading because most homeschool families take their children’s education far beyond the walls of their home, said Terry Colbert of Fort Collins, who homeschooled his daughter, Sarah, from first through 12th grade.

‘The biggest myth about homeschooling is that the kids don’t receive any socialization,’ Colbert said.

‘There’s a myth that they need a school environment. But socializing in a school environment prepares children for socializing in a school environment. Not with community at large.’ Read more…

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