No surprise to anyone who has homeschooled or to teachers in a public K-12 institution.
Homeschooling and Socialization:
The prevailing assumption is that the greatest drawback to homeschooling is the http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifloss of social interaction with peers. Times have changed however, making peer interaction more of a problem than an asset. Instead of peer interaction facilitating the process of socialization, it is now more likely to lead to the premature replacement of adults by peers in the life of a child. Such children become peer-oriented rather than adult-oriented and are more difficult to parent and teach. Furthermore, peer-oriented children fail to mature psychologically and their integration into adult society is compromised.