What is a support group?
Whether you are a homeschooling parent, or a work at home mom or an advocate for something, it is important that we find like-minded friends who will support us through your journey. They are the people who believes in what you believe in and share a common goal with you. You meet regularly and consistently to connect and supprort one another.
Why do I need to find a support group?
We all know that tough days will come and when they do, these friends or our support group will help remind us that there are people who understand and support us in these situations that we go through. They can provide insight, encouragement and prayer in our own journey.
How do I find a support group?
Finding such a group can be difficult. It is a known fact that we can’t get along with everyone and we are all different. But if we are sensitive to the Lord’s leading, He will provide us with friends who He knows will bring out the best in us. The usual places where we can meet like minded friends can be :
> through online communities
> through church
> through common friends
If you are a homeschooler, I would encourage you to find your own group. If you can’t find an existing one, then create one.
Pray about it. Invite people. Extend grace.
In the 5 years that we have been homeschooling, I am grateful that I have a support group that meets, if not, stays in touch with each other through email and prayer. I probably wouldn’t have homeschooled until today without them.
If you are a new homeschooler, this would be a great avenue to finding life long friends. If you are a veteran homeschooler, this would be a way to pass on the knowledge and share the experience to newbie families who needs support and guidance. As Proverbs 17:17 says “a friend loves at all times”. Let us be God’s instrument to others who are making the same journey with us.