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.

Author: Mirjam

Once lost, now found. German native, now living in the beautiful Sunny South East of Ireland. Helpmate, homemaker, mom, writer. Using my pen name (Mirjam Fels) I'm writing for and about Christian women.