Parents cheer home-schooling

Dorianne Turner home-schools Celine, 8, and her four other children. It’s a decision about which she has no regrets.

People are always asking Calgary mother-of-five Dorianne Turner whether she’s worried her home-schooled children aren’t becoming properly socialized.

“Always. They always ask, ‘Aren’t you worried about the socialization aspect of schooling?’ ” Turner says with a laugh.

“But I’ve never been more at peace. I define socialization as ‘How you get along with other people.’ And if I had the kids in public school, they’d learn that from other little kids who don’t know any better than they do. When I have them at home, they learn how to interact from Kevin and me, and that’s what’s natural.” Read more…

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