This idea of homeschooled teens missing out on a "normal life" or "normal teen things" has popped up in a few answers.
But what is this supposed "normal" teen life? And why should it be the way teens live? The whole idea of "teenager" is relatively new. And certainly around the world there are plenty of cultures that don't even classify their teens as teenagers–they are children or adults within their society and that's it. If you look at it from an historical perspective, the "normal" teen life today is quite ABNORMAL. And much of the socialization doesn't reflect in any way what they will have to live as adults (although, one might argue that a growing number of adults aren't really "grown up", still trying to live how they lived in high school and college).
Are homeschooled teens really missing out on any "teen experiences" that are necessary, or even important, to their lives? And please don't respond if your idea of homeschooling is that the kids stay home all day.