Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member Newbie goddessanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    2

    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!

  2. T4L In Forum Oct19
  3. #2

    Default

    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!
    Carol

    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

  4. #3

    Default

    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.
    Want to read about my homeschool?
    http://farrarwilliams.wordpress.com
    Children's Books, Homeschooling and Random Musings...

    Want help homeschooling or sending kids to college?
    http://simplify4you.com/

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Greetings from MD!