Critics challenge home education on an apparent lack of socialization or isolation from the world. There is the charge that home-educated students are not learning how to live in the real world. However, a closer look at public school training shows that it is actually those children who are not living in the real world. Read more on this in Home Schooling: The Right Choice by Christopher J. Klicka.

Home Educators overcome the potential for isolation through involvement in home educational support group activities, community-based programs, church youth groups, 4H Clubs, music and art lessons, sports participation, Scouts and Girl Guides, playing in the neighbourhood, and the list is endless.