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Preparing to Homeschool: Finding Support

What Makes a Good Support Group?

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Avoiding Homeschool Cabin Fever by Beverly S. Krueger
Reaching out and finding support from other homeschoolers is important for beginners and veterans.

Homeschool Flying Buttresses by Beverly Krueger
When you look at the various meanings of the word support, you get the general notion that those who require support are under some kind of load or strain. They’re engaged in bearing a burden that, unless they are sufficiently strong in themselves, could cause them to buckle under the pressure. Is this or could it be you?When you look at the various meanings of the word support, you get the general notion that those who require support are under some kind of load or strain. They’re engaged in bearing a burden that, unless they are sufficiently strong in themselves, could cause them to buckle under the pressure. Is this or could it be you?

Homeschool Science Fair by Beverly S. Krueger
Planning a science fair is a big task. If you're considering starting a homeschool science fair for your support group, the following considerations and resource suggestions should help make the job easier. Resources for students planning their own science fair project.

Simple Fellowship by Larissa McKay
That thought might appall you. In fact, had anyone suggested it during our first co-op session most of the moms would likely have been up in arms over the idea. At this meeting, however, it was accepted as a perfectly reasonable request, if not an absolute necessity. Why? Because we finally recognize the need for simple fellowship.

Special Homeschool Event Ideas by Beverly S. Krueger
Support group events can have one or more of the following emphases: children's accomplishments, fellowship or edification.

A Helping Hand Advice Column Questions

Question:
I have been homeschooling for six years, and to tell you the truth, my biggest challenge is home school support groups. Many members are judgmental and offer way too much advice without even being asked. I love to socialize, as do my kids, but what the heck is one to do?

Question:
There's a support group in my town that looks like it would be wonderful, but I'm really not sure I should take time out of our already busy schedule to go to its activities. What are the pros and cons about joining a support group?

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