Socialization

Socialisation: the modification from infancy of an individual’s behaviour to conform with the demands of social life. — Collins English Dictionary

I love to chat about Christian education — especially whenever the word homeschooling comes up. One topic that’s almost always being discussed while talking about home education is socialization. It’s amazing how misunderstood this is — even amongst Christians!

If you read the definition Collins Dictionary provides (see top) it might not become as clear as if you read the words found in Merriam Webster Dictionary:

Socialization: the process by which a human being beginning at infancy acquires the habits, beliefs, and accumulated knowledge of society through education and training for adult status.Merriam Webster online dictionary

(emphasis mine)

I will be writing more about socialization in the near future but as for now I would like you — being a committed Christians yourself — to reflect on the meaning of socialization. Ask yourself: what kind of habits, beliefs and accumulated knowledge would you like your children to  acquire over the years?

PS: I’m on vacation throughout this week so comments will be closed until next week. Thank you for your understanding.

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