Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Homeschooling Moms Homeschooling Moms
Why is it so hard to find a support group? Is it important to be a part of a group?
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
by on May. 31, 2013 at 6:42 PM
Replies (31-40):
BautifuHart9699
by Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM
What's co op?


Quoting jen2150:

I have great online and local support.  I do not know what I would do without my local support.  I wouldn't say you need it but when I meet with our friends I feel so much better.  I also run my own co-op and I absolutely love giving help to new homeschoolers.  It can be tough finding your way when you first start especially when your kids are older.  I strongly suppest homeschoolers check yahoo for local groups or start your own.  You can decide how much you are involved.  Local advice can be really helpful.  I am also very social and so are my kids.  We have about 3 weekly co-ops and love them all.  


Posted on CafeMom Mobile
arwalters
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM
1 mom liked this
I've found a couple online and will join one soon I think. Also maybe ask around your neighborhood and church to see if anyone else is homeschooling. Google homeschool in your town, maybe something will come up. If there is a mom's club, more than likely someone in the group hs or knows someone who does. Gl


Quoting BautifuHart9699:

This would be nice too if I could find one




Quoting arwalters:

I want to join a local one to make like-minded friends and for socialization for ds


BautifuHart9699
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Sorry that you are going through the same thing as me. :-(


Quoting AJ-47:

All I have is CM groups, though it isn't the same as a real life group. Small town livin', with females that won't give me the time of day, make it extremely difficult to find groups for my Son and I. Sigh.

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
AJ-47
by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM
1 mom liked this
And I'm sorry you're going through it, as well. =[


Quoting BautifuHart9699:

Sorry that you are going through the same thing as me. :-(




Quoting AJ-47:

All I have is CM groups, though it isn't the same as a real life group. Small town livin', with females that won't give me the time of day, make it extremely difficult to find groups for my Son and I. Sigh.


BautifuHart9699
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 6:50 AM
I live in Puerto Rico. It has taken me 4yrs to be able to get to the point where I am now. People don't have info about Homeschooling like that. But I will do the search on google to see if I can find something.


Quoting arwalters:

I've found a couple online and will join one soon I think. Also maybe ask around your neighborhood and church to see if anyone else is homeschooling. Google homeschool in your town, maybe something will come up. If there is a mom's club, more than likely someone in the group hs or knows someone who does. Gl




Quoting BautifuHart9699:

This would be nice too if I could find one






Quoting arwalters:

I want to join a local one to make like-minded friends and for socialization for ds



Posted on CafeMom Mobile
mommy4lyf
by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

 

I am new too. I just started partial homeschooling first so that my son will not have problem transitioning and this is where I got all my information. This year, I am more confident and I will be homeschooling full time.

Quoting BautifuHart9699:

Since i'm new to the whole Homeschooling thing. I have alot of questions.


Quoting mommy4lyf:

Same here.




Quoting mem82:

I think it depends on your situation. Online support is really all I need, but that's the way I am. Some people thrive with the face to face.



 

"If the child cannot learn in the way we teach...we must teach in the way the child can learn."reading

Pumamama
by on Jun. 14, 2013 at 8:57 AM
1 mom liked this


love this answer. New at homeschooling, too. And this is so comforting--and true!

Quoting mem82:

What state are you in? You aren't lost. You are at the very beginning. 8) you haven't even taken a step so nothing you have done or not done is wrong.


mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM
The first year is always the hardest. 8)

Quoting Pumamama:


love this answer. New at homeschooling, too. And this is so comforting--and true!


Quoting mem82:

What state are you in? You aren't lost. You are at the very beginning. 8) you haven't even taken a step so nothing you have done or not done is wrong.




arwalters
by Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 10:03 AM
http://www.home-school.com/groups/PR.html

I found this one for you, looks like there are a few support groups there. Good luck!


Quoting BautifuHart9699:

I live in Puerto Rico. It has taken me 4yrs to be able to get to the point where I am now. People don't have info about Homeschooling like that. But I will do the search on google to see if I can find something.




Quoting arwalters:

I've found a couple online and will join one soon I think. Also maybe ask around your neighborhood and church to see if anyone else is homeschooling. Google homeschool in your town, maybe something will come up. If there is a mom's club, more than likely someone in the group hs or knows someone who does. Gl






Quoting BautifuHart9699:

This would be nice too if I could find one








Quoting arwalters:

I want to join a local one to make like-minded friends and for socialization for ds




jen2150
by Silver Member on Jun. 14, 2013 at 6:53 PM
This may help explain them a little better. http://www.fpea.com/what-is-a-homeschool-co-op/ The one I run is parent run. Parents volunteer and pay a small fee for supplies. We meet at the local library so there are no room costs.
Quoting BautifuHart9699:

What's co op?


Quoting jen2150:

I have great online and local support.  I do not know what I would do without my local support.  I wouldn't say you need it but when I meet with our friends I feel so much better.  I also run my own co-op and I absolutely love giving help to new homeschoolers.  It can be tough finding your way when you first start especially when your kids are older.  I strongly suppest homeschoolers check yahoo for local groups or start your own.  You can decide how much you are involved.  Local advice can be really helpful.  I am also very social and so are my kids.  We have about 3 weekly co-ops and love them all.  



Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN