Now, in all seriousness. I will be homeschooling my daughter but I'm wondering the *best* way to make sure she's properly socialized outside of learning day to day. I know, it sounds dumb but let me explain. I know statistics show homeschoolers are very well socialized but not if its not done right. I'm not very social as it is and was pretty shy most of my childhood. My daughter, Courtney may end up being our only child. We have family near by, but not a whole lot and no young kids. My mother and father are very supportive of my decision but one of the first things my mom asked me was, "so, you don't want her to have the "school experience?" She emphasized they obviously get socialized by default and I know its true, but its not always the best type of association depending on where that child goes to school.
So how can I feel as comfortable as possible? Do I need to get into like a homeschooling group or something where other homeschoolers get together? What if that's not a viable option? I'm anxious that my child won't have friends because it negatively affected me that I didn't have many. Thanks.
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