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    Default Greetings from MD!

    I'm not super new to homeschooling, but I am new to this forum. I've got a rising 10th grader who has been homeschooled for 2 (nonconsecutive) years, and in two weeks my rising 8th graders will be officially homeschooled for the first time. I love my kids dearly, although I cannot lie and say that I'm 100% not scared of having 3 teens at home full time!

    I hope to find some camaraderie here. Homeschooling is quite popular where I live, but the vast majority of parents I know have kids much younger than I do - and that's not even touching homeschooling style variances. We're eclectic, with unschooler tendencies, and less focused on hard academics than we are on life skills and playing to our children's strengths.

    Thank you for reading and have a fantastic day!

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    Welcome! Homeschooling through high school, while intimidating, can also be so much fun. Kids can really delve into interests, sometimes with great sophistication, since they have the time to do so.

    I totally commiserate with you about the lack of families that homeschool through high school. Many around here also send their kids to a brick-and-mortar school for the high school years. For many reasons, that is the best thing for those families. But it indeed makes it a bit lonely for the kids who do not choose that route. And parents have few "been there-done that" local resources to bounce ideas off. My two (now in college) found a few friends through team sports, 4-H, and dual credit classes. But both really found close friends only when they went to college.

    Feel free to ask questions, share advice, and generally join the discussions!

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

    Daughter -- a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son -- a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Welcome. We've also been experiencing the attrition in homeschooling thing. It can be hard! I've been glad that there are some good groups around us in DC and MD that are trying to focus on middle and high schoolers specifically.
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