Are you a homeschooled kid who would like to develop social ties? Are you a parent who homeschools your child or wants to start doing so without depriving him or her of the opportunity to have friends? If you answered either question affirmatively, there is something you can do about it. You will learn how kids can maintain a social life while being home-schooled.
They need to go outside to have recreation sometimes. They can go out to play after they have had their lessons for the day. They can play with kids who live in their neighborhood. Going to the local park is another option. They can go there during their free time. They can do activities such as tennis and basketball there.
It is important for them to make the most of the time they spend at the places they go to. If they go to a church where other kids their age go, they should take advantage of it. They should talk with the other children before and after the sermon.
How about engaging in social activity over the Internet? They can join social websites such as Friendster and Facebook to make new friends or rediscover old ones. In order to protect themselves from predators, they must keep their address and phone number secret and only agree to meet those they talk with online in a busy public setting such as a restaurant.
It is important for them to find people who are just like them. They can benefit from putting themselves in a position to be with others who share their interests. They should consider joining an organization that represents their values or interests.
They must be readily accessible to others. They must be outgoing and sociable. It is up to them to introduce themselves and start conversations when they go places. They should also make the effort to have weekly get-togethers with their pals. They should have special outings. If they are old enough, they should date children of the opposite gender.
They could celebrate special occasions. They can do this by having or attending parties on birthdays and holidays.
They must be able to keep in touch with others. It is up to them to make sure they can permanently talk with those they meet. When they meet other kids, they should ask them for their phone numbers and E-mail addresses.
As you can see, there are many ways that kids can maintain a social life while being homeschooled.