Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 03:40 am
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If you homeschool you are going to find that local homeschooling support groups are a treasure trove of potential friends with similar family values as your own.
Sometimes however finding homeschool support groups can be tricky. First many like to remain small. Second many homeschooling groups do not advertise nor do they have web pages or social media platforms.
So, if you are a homeschooling mom desperately wanting to find others who homeschool how do you find homeschooling groups?
1. Try your state homeschooling association, they generally have websites and often list local groups for the entire state by region. If not they might have at least a phone number on their site that you could call and ask if they know of anyone leading a group in your area.
2. The local library is often a great place to find out about homeschool groups. Ask the librarian if they know of any. When I asked mine she gave me a pamplete a local group had left with her containing a contact number.
3. You can try asking at church if they know of any homeschooling families within the church that you could talk to . These families are probably involved in a local group and can tell you if their group is open to new members and if not they might be able to get you in touch with a group that is.
If it turns out that your town has more than one I suggest attending a planning meeting for each one to decide which one might be a better fit for your family. You could even try being actively involved in more than one for a while until you decided if one is more suited than the other. If both work and you can swing it without feeling overwhelmed than go for it and enjoy the larger friendship pool that offers you and your children.
This post is part of the New Town to Hometown series. Use the links below to dig into the series.
Part One: Becoming Friend Worthy
- It all begins with fellowship with God
- The most important lesson in friendship building
- Are you welcoming?
- Create mutual bonds
- Meet a need and make a friend
- Don’t try to look perfect
- Not everyone is going to be your friend
Part Two: Places To Find Friends
- Start the search online
- Homeschooling groups (you are here)
- Be the neighbor with the active porch swing
- Breaking the ice and setting goals
Part Three: Creating Community
Silly Stories Of My Moving Adventure
- It is going to be a long trip
- When you give a two year old a marker
- I was a soap opera star for just one day
- A sign that the long trip was about to end
- What happens when your landmarks become cornfields
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