“SUPPORT” - verb: (1) bear all or part of the weight of; hold up. (2) give assistance to; enable to function or act. - noun (1) a thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright. (2) material assistance.
“GROUP” - noun (1) a number of people or things that are located close together or are considered or classed together - verb (1) put together or place in a group or groups.
Like any new venture you begin, you generally start with research. When you research, you search for and trust “experts” in your field of interest. You surely wouldn’t ask your neighbor who’s afraid of water where the best fishing holes are, right?
Same with homeschooling. Waste NOT your time inquiring pertinent homeschool questions and answers from people heavily bent on traditional schooling being the only, correct form of education. ASK FELLOW HOMESCHOOLERS!!! Period. Join a homeschool support group TODAY, and here’s why…
We trekked our first 5 years of homeschooling alone. I’d heard about homeschool support groups, but there were none in our area. I even attempted to start one of my own, not really knowing how or why, but that didn’t work out either.
I found myself unconsciously asking questions about homeschool to people who’s main objective was to get us to “come to our senses and put the child in ‘real’ school.” That was old, discouraging, and non-supportive.
I found myself feeling the need to talk to someone about homeschooling schedules, curriculum, or clever ways to teach certain subjects.
I found myself wanting to go on afternoon outings and field trips with other children my son's age, mainly so it wasn't just us two ALL the time. The “normal” kids were still in school by the time we’d finished our work…
“Ask and it shall be given. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7.
I fervently asked, sought, and found the most PERFECT homeschool support group EVER! And I can speak from experience that our lives have been dramatically improved, enhanced, even embellished along our homeschool journey BECAUSE of our connection to and with our homeschool support group!!!
Our homeschool support group, based in Cordova, Tennessee is beautifully named “Proverbs Twenty-Two Six Homeschool Group,” which we call “P226.” https://www.homeschool-life.com/2469/index_public In the bible, Proverbs 22:6 reads “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Here are just a few of the reasons we NEED a support group, and some of the wonderful activities we, share, engage in, and enjoy with fellow homeschoolers:
The BEST part about being associated with and being tapped directly into a support system is the comfort of being connected to THE source! THE source includes:
Don’t go at homeschooling alone, any more!
If you can’t find a homeschool support group near you, or that best suits you, at least get connected on Facebook Homeschool Groups, where you can post your questions about just about ANYTHING on at least a board/group or two. Or, create a homeschool support group yourself! There are bound to be others in your area wishing for support near them, too.
Repeat. DO NOT HOMESCHOOL WITHOUT SUPPORT, especially when you no longer have to. Get connected, ASAP, and FEEL the difference it will make.
Thanks for reading! I hope you were inspired and encouraged in some way. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for educationally engaging activities and tips for you and your homeschoolers to enjoy, together!
Be encouraged! :)
“Ask and it shall be given. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you.”
Additional helpful articles you may enjoy below!
The contributors of ArtEase! consist of various authors and artists who thoroughly enjoy all elements of art and music, at heart! They enjoy drawing and painting, photography, theater & stage performance, scrapbooking, singing, playing piano, and more. They truly enjoy working with and teaching children how to engage in artistic expressions, how to become a part of active visual creativity, and how to express artistic critical thinking.