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    Junior Member Newbie mrsnj's Avatar
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    OK....I know its a bit early. We haven't even officially started HS. Trying to get my ducks in order right now. But I was thinking on this while getting ready this morning (my private time to usually talk to myself and have a good convo )BUT....if you homeschool teenagers, how would they connect and get a boyfriend/girlfriend? I mean...My daughter is in girl scouts and a girl scout archery team. So clearly that won't be where she finds boys. I am looking into 4h for a few things. But when she is old enough how would she meet up with guys her age and date? Silly question maybe...kinda early to even worry.... but I was just curious. It is kinda part of the social experience. How does your kids do it?

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    My kids are in middle school. We have started to hear a little about crushes and so forth and have known of a couple of homeschool romances among the kids a little older. But our social world includes a lot of co-ed activities and has a lot of overlaps and people we see often, people we see sometimes, people we run into once or twice a year. I assume that when my kids are ready that if they have a mutual crush that they'll be able to have the same sort of dating experiences I had as a teen if they choose to pursue that.
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    10-odd years ago there were no shortages of romantic partners coming in and out of this house from Park day, MySpace (sort of a prehistoric precursor of Facebook/What'sApp but I guess you had to be there and you weren't), the shopping mall, etc.

    Homeschooling isn't a cure for teen hormones.
    I am not a robot.

    Neither are any of my kids.

    homeschooling ds9
    homeschooled dd28 (Grad student, Mills College) and ds25 (Spc. in US Army, deployed, Operation Spartan Shield)

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    Dds friends have brothers. She doesn't see them often, but they all go on google hangouts and talk. This is where checking text and phone history comes in. I try to give dd her space, but how much space...I really don't know. Dd also has co-ed activities and co-op. I think 16 is a good starting age for dating, ALTHOUGHHHHH I would like it to be 30! LOL! And on a serious note, does anyone have stats on teen pregnancy among home schoolers? I always wonder about drug and liqhor use, pregnancy, and gang affilliation among home schoolers. Home schoolers are so different than public schoolers. And quite honestly, dating scares me. It did with ds and I know it will be coming soon with dd. Yikes!
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