LOVED that link, wahm!
Jennifer, should I have my very social girls talk to your dh when we come down this fall?! I have a sign as a joke on my door, "Caution: Unsocialized Homeschoolers" and my mail lady has a huge laugh on that every time she sees it! She'll talk to my girls when she brings packages to the door and she says, "YOUR kids are NOT unsocialized!" LOL!
Believe me, they get along with just about anybody! My 18 yodd volunteered to help at the Senior Center and misses them when she had to be gone! They miss her, too! My 14, 13 and 11 yodds weekly help my df who adopted from China, with her dd who has many autistic type issues. My oldest dds also give lessons (music and sewing) to all kinds of students, public school and homeschooled. They do work for their music teachers in exchange for lessons. Then there's the aforementioned 4-H activities! My girls were asked to be judges for some projects when the judges didn't show up, and I heard very good feedback.
Oh, and the older ones also help with elections--they really get to meet all kinds there!
So, we really aren't unsocialized, they know how to get along with all kinds of people, and know how to handle not-so-comfortable situations. And if anything gets really out of hand, I can step in. Haven't had to do that in a lonnnngggg time!
HUGS! Hope your dh is open to reading that article. And maybe he should talk to those on "the other side", too!