Contrary to the opinion of uninformed outsiders, socialisation in homeschooling is not a pressing problem.
Research confirms what many homeschooling parents instinctively realise: that children in home education do not have a problem with socialisation. Home learners on average see the same number of people as their peers in state or private schools. The difference is that they see people from all walks of life and from all age groups. Therefore they learn to get along with all sorts of people, which is excellent preparation for the modern career world, in which one seldom works with a large group of people who are all the same. You are more likely to find yourself being part of a small group of people who differ widely.
A homeschooling mother once contacted an adventure centre and received the following feedback on socialisation from the organisers: “The problem with homeschool groups is that we find that our team building and conflict resolution programmes simply fall flat as the children don’t fight! Also, the groups are usually mixed-age and the older children automatically help the younger children."