It’s been a year of change for my family.
One of the most notable differences between our homeschool now and our homeschool just 18 month ago is the lack of any real community. There are a variety of reasons for the loss, but the truth is, I find myself starting all over again in finding a community that make sense for my family.
Finding Homeschool Community (for our children and ourselves)
In considering how to begin again, there are a few things that I think are important to note when trying to find a homeschool community.
1. Your family is your primary homeschool community.
2. Start with interests.
3. It’s OK to walk away if it’s not working for your kiddo.
4. You may need to look for an outside the box approach for your outside the box child.
A Conversation with Colleen and Shawna All About Finding A Homeschool Community
In today’s episode of The Raising Lifelong Learner Podcast, Shawna and I talk about how we have found community in the past and what we believe matters most for our differently wired kiddos. We get personal in this episode, sharing our struggles in this area as well as the lessons we’ve learned.
Links and Resources from Today’s Show:
- Sponsor: Royal Fireworks Press
- Michael Clay Thompson Gifted Curriculum
- Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community
- The Learner’s Lab, a Raising Lifelong Learners community created just for your quirky family!
- Raising Resilient Sons: A Boy Mom’s Guide to Building a Strong, Confident, and Emotionally Intelligent Family by Colleen D. Kessler
- Knowing Your Gifted Child
- RLL #88: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children with Jim Delisle
- Homeschooling Twice Exceptional Kids
- Shawna Wingert, Different By Design Learning
- Parenting Chaos: Practical Support And Encouragement For Parents Of Explosive Children by Shawna Wingert
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