Homeschool Support Groups

If you homeschool and don’t already belong to a local support group, I urge you to join one. You will be encouraged in more ways than you can count.

You’ll find the determination to continue on the days when you’re ready to go searching for a big yellow bus to put your kids on. They will also be able to help you understand the homeschool laws for your state. It’s really important to know what these are! You want to be prepared should some over zealous neighbor erroneously decide that what you are doing is illegal.

You’ll also find other moms who will be ready and eager to discuss their homeschool curriculum with you. Some support groups even have annual book sales where mom’s are able to sell their used curriculum so they can purchase new for the next year.

Support groups also can provide extra chances for your children to get that all important socialization which the rest of the world seems to be so concerned about. There are groups that sponsor field trips, park days, and even proms! Some groups reward your child, at the end of their homeschooling journey, with a graduation and diploma. So Google homeschool support groups and find one in your area!

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Keepers at Home

Fashionista with her potteryMy 5th grader, Fashionista is part of a group called “Keepers At Home”. They are similar to Girl Scouts in that they get to earn badges but they are Biblically based. They work with girls from ages 4 years old up to age 18. There is also a group called “Contenders for the Faith” for boys. We’ve been unable to find a group locally for our boys to join though.

The kids learn lessons in character building and also learn skills that will help them in the real world. They get to spend time with friends and also develop their relationship with their mom or dad. Our Keepers group strongly encourages moms to take part.

Some of the things we’ve done together are, growing a container garden and then making a scrapbook with the pictures taken of it’s progress, learning poetry writing, and working with clay. Our current project is doll making. Fashionista really looks forward to these meetings each week!

Keeper girls paiting their pottery

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