Support Group

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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.

Comments

  1. Arly Bernal says:

    Hello I’m Arly Bernal, i’m an old time subscriber/follower. I’m a full time employee of Toshiba Logistics Philippines here in LTI and my husband is also a full time employee of Honda Cars Phils. It’s been almost 5 years since i’ve stumble into homeschooling things and yet we are still in traditional school.. i’m still hoping that we can do home schooling too, maybe i need to pray more and ask God if this is for me i’m not into a more teaching type mother to my kids, by the way i do have 4 boys from 12 to 5 years old. Miss Chris i do have some questions, do i need to be well off to do homeschooling? as i can see you should be a full time mom to do this. how should i start? should i have to have a good internet connection to do this, most of the time i can see that all of you are on a computer base… are all home schooling mom have an above average IQ? how can i do multiple homeschooling for 4 boys? Want to give it a try, even for a free online courses maybe… God Bless need to start my day at work.

    • chris says:

      Hello Arly! Thanks for leaving a note. First of all, you don’t need to be well off to homeschool. We are not a well-off family and we live on a single income.. but by God’s grace, we have been able to do what is best for our children. We do need to have a stable internet connection since some of our lessons are online. As for the above average IQ, I believe that all of us moms are qualified to teach our children. Though it depends if you’d like to enroll in a DepEd accredited home education provider, some would require that you must graduate from a college degree. As for homeschooling multi aged students, it will work since your older kids are aleady able to read and work on their own. You can try some of the online courses and see if it will work for your kids. Hope this helps!

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