Any moms homeschooling their kids? It is so lonely out here!
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Camille - posted on 09/25/2009
I home schooled my two boys for a couple of years and found that if you get involved with sports groups and hobby groups it really helps. We have homeschool groups here in New Zealand too, and yes they can get a bit clicky, however you only really need to find one or two other families who you can get on with and it will make the world of difference. Hang in there, I know it gets tough, but its well worth it.
One of my most favourate 'school sessions' with the boys was the grocery shopping. Getting them involved in working out what we needed and making a list, they had to tell me how to get to the supermarket, they had to fetch the things off the shelves and try to find the best prices, weigh the fruit and veges, talk to the check out lady and then they had to think of good recipies using what we had bought. Once we would get home the boy would have to help me cook with the groceries we had just bought. In one shopping trip we could cover, maths, economics, science, geography, time management and social interaction. On these days we never touched a study book. I think you learn more by 'doing' it rather than just reading about it. :o)
My oldest boy is now in college (not home schooled anymore) and he is passing with honors.
Judy - posted on 09/24/2009
Thank you very much for the surport and I will be looking into it however I have been to three separate homeschool groups and they are so clickish and made us feel so unwelcome, went once even with a friend and she felt the same way. Finding the right people is very hard? I am Indian and My huband is American White and we seem to not be excepted by most people.
Kelly - posted on 09/24/2009
Been there, done that! Look up on the internet for homeschooling groups in your area. If there isn't one, creat one. That will be a teachable moment for your kids and get your needs met as well. Some places have charter schools with sport teams. Again, that is something you can start if there isn't one. There are alot of online groups for homeschooling moms/dads to visit such as Son Light and Crosswalk. Hope you are successful. I am on my last child, number 4. Good luck!
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