What do I say to those who say my child needs friends and won't get them by home schooling. In a nice way I am so excited and eagar for next year. I just know it will go well. It is when someone says "he needs friends". I get a twinge of quilt. It is just that the Public schools around here are NOT like it was when I went, at least not what I remember them to be. Then the Private school is just not affordable any longer, I never really cared for it anyhow. I want to be prepared for there future without spending all that money now. I know that in 'reality' you are not going to be put with 10-30 other people, the same age as you, for 12 years straight. I hear from the teacher; 'School is not the place for socializing, it's a time for working'. I have looked into home school groups around here. I probably will some more.