Here is how I feel about the socialization.
A few (or more) children that my child wants to be around
that shares the same interests as she does, and not
around children just out of peer pressure is better for her
than a whole bunch of children where my child might feel
out of place or not even want to be around them but feel
pressured to be.
Its also very true what others have pointed out about
how Homeschool children get along better with all ages
and not just their own.
Thats one way I look at it but heres another.
I went to public school but I was a step child at home
and most definitely a cinderella lol as I started working
on a public job at I was either still 13 yrs old or just
turned 14 yrs old so I worked, went to school, and
was a slave at home!
My child that is Homeschooled gets far more
socialization with children than I ever hope to get
when I was in public school.
Dont know why so many think that public school kids
get more or better socialization!!