Monday, December 6, 2010
The best thing about homeschooling, besides knowing you are doing the best for your kids... is the online parent community. You may not have time to talk to other people face to face with our busy schedules, but you can jump on your computer, cellphone, etc. and post your question to a wonderful group of people and get real answers from people who has been there and done that!LOL I cannot tell you how many times I have asked what I deemed stupid questions only to be told they are not stupid, but valid and ended up with many helpful suggestions. I love getting parent input on curriculum reviews, because who really knows the programs, books, etc. that we are wanting to use but the parents that have bought and used it. My favorite joke is that I am thankful for my computer because all my friends live in it! And it is true, while I have a support group of local homeschoolers..... I have an even larger group of computer friends and supporters whom without I could not do my day to day homeschooling. I always suggest to anyone new to homeschooling that they check out several online parenting communities as well as look for local online homeschool groups in their area. The buddy system always works!