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Homeschool Unrefined

Nov 15, 2021

We're tackling a common homeschool conundrum: socialization. Listener Leigh writes, "A topic that is on my mind a lot is community and socialization. This topic feels a bit taboo in homeschool communities. We say, 'It's all socializing!' and don't address the very real needs of kids to have peers and a close group of friends." In this Question & Processing episode from Patreon, we're sharing our own thoughts on this often misunderstood concept.


We’ve answered dozens of listener questions like this one on Patreon, including

-supporting kids who are afraid to make mistakes,

-finding workable routines,

-delaying formal academics,

-balancing kids' different learning styles and needs, and more!


When you join the $5 Squad on Patreon, you get access to our entire back catalog of 100+ episodes, AND you get 4+ new episodes a month. We process patron questions 2x/month and discuss them with our community of like-minded parents. 


This episode is sponsored by Nexbooks. Get your free trial today at and get 10% off your subscription by using discount code: unrefined.


Coffee Hour Live Event

We're hosting an interactive Question & Processing event with listener questions about homeschooling and outside validation and checking in about our experiences having kids in school. This is an exclusive event for patrons. Join us for this LIVE podcast recording (or watch / listen to the playback afterwards). Tuesday, November 16 at 7pm Central. 


Aha Moment

Create a weekend plan that is different from the weekday routine and responsibilities. 




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More About Homeschool Unrefined

We are an inclusive and nonsectarian podcast. We believe Black Lives Matter, and we are LGBTQ+ affirming (for more, read our piece on Romper). We are listener supported and are donating 10% of all Patreon income and product sales to The Conscious Kid, a Black and Brown-led organization that has been instrumental in our own evolution and in leading the way in both ideological and tangible change with their work in “parenting and education through a critical race lens." Read our full ABAR Statement here and on Instagram.


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