January 19, 2013 at 9:11 PMIf you want to! It gets you out there! If you're quiet you won't gain much from this. =)
January 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM😉Okay well I'm Mandy I home school both my girls ages 16 and 11 I also have a 2 yr old son with cp and who is autistic. I don't know anyone that home schools their children an we just moved about 4 hrs from everything an everyone we ever known. The girls are having hard time with not having that socialism they were use to and have asked go back to public school but my husband and I are against it but want them happy I don't know what to do
by usmom3January 19, 2013 at 10:05 PMWelcome to the group. Find homeschool groups or co-op. Where I live there are a few groups that do classes, there is a homeschool skate at the skating rink on Fridays, the library has chess club, book club & arts & crafts or movies in the afternoons. I bet there are lots of homeschoolers around you you just have to be active in finding them & their activity.
January 19, 2013 at 10:11 PMI'm sure the transition is super rough on them! I would give it time and find some organizations or something to get them out and around others. You guys are the parents and you should do what you feel is in the best interest of your children, even if they aren't thrilled about it.
😉Okay well I'm Mandy I home school both my girls ages 16 and 11 I also have a 2 yr old son with cp and who is autistic. I don't know anyone that home schools their children an we just moved about 4 hrs from everything an everyone we ever known. The girls are having hard time with not having that socialism they were use to and have asked go back to public school but my husband and I are against it but want them happy I don't know what to do
January 19, 2013 at 11:22 PMThank you! I will defiantly look into it. Where we were living we were like 2 hrs or more away from everything they planned and it was really hard with the baby but we moved closer to base I watch the event calendar, probably more than I should just waiting for something. We have explained the reasons of why we have them in home school and they agree its just hard for them moving but it was for the best.
by swim-mom72January 20, 2013 at 1:29 AM
I am Crystal, and I homeschool my 15 and 12 year old boys. My advice would be to get plugged in to something, whether it is a co-op, a meet-up group, sports, the YMCA, robotics, church, anything that will help your kids get connected soon and fight off the feelings of being "alone." Yahoo and HSLDA are good places to start looking for local or nearby groups and things.
January 20, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Getting my 15 yo daughter involved was soooo important to both of us. Luckily, we have several homeschool families at our church who were able to help us get involved in the local hs group. We've used the local library, YMCA, the art center, and university summer camps to stay involved outside the group, as well. Good luck!
And if you're close to base, there will definitely be other homeschoolers there. Check the base library and the Family Support Center to see if they know of any groups.
by BramblePatchJanuary 20, 2013 at 9:51 AMWelcome! I homeschool a 4 year old DD and a 5 year old DS. We are in a small town with few homeschoolers....but since they are young, I just keep them busy in extracurriculars. I know thats harder with older ones...
You will find lots of support here, though.
January 20, 2013 at 10:00 AMWe do alot as a family I just want them have kids their age to talk to also. Both of the girls are very shy. We are still about 2 hours from base but Ohva usually has alot of activities. We just moved to a whole new area so we are still learning where things are here. Thx for all the help!