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Socialization—It’s Not What You Think!

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Does public school offer an appropriate environment for healthy socialization? Homeschooling moms Christine and Steph share their perspectives on the poor social setting of institutional settings, like schools, and the rewarding responsibility of parents guiding the social growth of their children. 


Talking Points

What socialization really means

    • Definition: the process of learning to behave in a way that is acceptable to society. (Oxford)
    • the process beginning during childhood by which individuals acquire the values, habits, and attitudes of a society (merriam-webster)
    • social interaction with others (merriam-webster)
    • socialization is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society.


  • “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 1 Corinthians 15:33
  • ”Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20
  • “O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 1 Timothy 6:20
  • “Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.” Colossians 2:8

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