Hannah Miller, World Traveler, TEFL instructor, Education Hacker, and Freelance Writer.
The question, "What about socialization?" in regards to homeschooling is one that comes up relatively often. It's true that homeschooling can be done in such a way that the children are only ever exposed to their parents' worldview. However, in my experience, the majority of homeschooling parents make a concerted effort to expose their children to multiple different worldviews and perspectives as part of a well-rounded education. Socialization can and does happen outside of a public school environment. In fact, I would go so far as to say that socialization outside of a public school environment is more in tune with reality and can prepare children for the "real world" better than a classroom setting could. I say this because in what other environment does a human being ever find himself or herself on a daily basis in a room full of people with a nearly identical background and range of life experience, all of the same ages, and all with the same exposure to media, culture, and the news? The only time in which we experience this kind of social setting is in school. The product of it tends to be children who only enjoy playtime with other children in their age groups, teens who don't know how to interact with small children or babies, and young adults who struggle with relating to adults with more life experience. When children grow up outside of that daily classroom setting, they naturally learn how to interact with other individuals of all ages, and I would say that they tend to become more easily socialized, not less. Be sure to set up play dates, so your child can interact with other children in a similar age range and learn to make friends. Seek out your local homeschooling group for support and community. Intentionally keep an eye out for festivals, museum events, and extracurricular activities (such as soccer, skating, dance) your child might be interested in. Homeschooling groups will often host art co-ops, which tend to be a fantastic way to meet new people and make friends. Lastly, invite people of all ages over for dinner. Bring new cultures, worldviews, and traditions to your home by intentionally welcoming them in. Ultimately, you have the most control over what your child is exposed to when it comes to worldviews. You should be comfortable teaching your child your worldview, but also exposing them to a wide array of different opinions and perspectives, as this will allow them to form critical thinking skills.
Here are a few articles on this topic that you might find interesting and informative: What About Socialization? Homeschool.com