Homeschoolers are often thought of as those who withdraw from society to overprotect their children. In reality, most just want to lay a solid foundation from which they can one day launch their children prepared to flourish in the world around them.
Oh, the good days leave you feeling as though you are walking on a cloud. Yet, during the process of homeschooling those less-than-ideal days, many parents feel isolated and have nowhere to turn for help.
Remedy the feeling of isolation by building a solid support group, both online and within your local community. Find online support at the following:
Facebook has many homeschool support groups. Some are in the form of pages you can “like”, while others require you request to join or that someone invite you. Start by find a homeschool page you trust and "like" it. Soon, their posts will begin to show up in your news feed on Facebook, and you can join in discussions by commenting.
Twitter has many homeschool-related people and groups to follow.
Google Plus allows you to put friends in a “homeschool circle” to make it easy to connect with just homeschool-related topics.
The Old School House Magazine offers support in the form of articles and advertisements that may lead to a connection.
Yahoo Groups offers many homeschooling groups. Find one that fits your needs and ask to join.
While it’s sometimes comfortable and seems easier to sit at home in your pajamas with just your children, it’s healthy to try to make an effort to reach out and physically talk face-to-face with other homeschoolers at least every so often. Find these groups through churches, attend a homeschool conference to meet other homeschooling parents, civic or community centers, your local YMCA, your local library, search online or ask other homeschoolers you know where the best local homeschool co-ops or support groups meet.