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    Talking Hello! Welcome to Port St. Lucie the homeschooling no mans land.

    Hello! I'm sort of new to homeschooling, i'm finishing up my first year of homeschooling in 6 months. Sadly, me and my grandmother have tried so many times to find friends,homeschooling groups, and/or co-ops in this area! I'd love to have some new friends or find something to do outside of homeschooling. I'm 12 years old and I have ezcema so I can't find many friends. So if anyone has any suggestions for homeschooling groups or has kids that would like a friend, contact me!




    -Thank you!
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    So sorry to hear you are feeling lonesome. 12 can be a difficult age, no matter how you school or how awkardly your body feels.
    Our typical advice is to look outside of homeschoolers for friends.... take classes or join clubs not specifically targeted at homeschoolers.
    Also, if you like gaming, Minecraft and Roblox have online servers where homeschoolers end up finding each other (because theyre playing during school hours!), where you might feel more comfortable.

    If your grandmother posts, we might be able to help put her in contact with some social media groups in Florida.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Thank you ma'am,I told her and i'll make a seprate thread so people can leave suggestions. (Wrong post please scroll down)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    So sorry to hear you are feeling lonesome. 12 can be a difficult age, no matter how you school or how awkardly your body feels.
    Our typical advice is to look outside of homeschoolers for friends.... take classes or join clubs not specifically targeted at homeschoolers.
    Also, if you like gaming, Minecraft and Roblox have online servers where homeschoolers end up finding each other (because theyre playing during school hours!), where you might feel more comfortable.

    If your grandmother posts, we might be able to help put her in contact with some social media groups in Florida.
    Thank you ma'am, but we've already tried these things. Also, i'm only allowed to play after school.
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    Hi There!
    I'm a mom of 2 boys, but only homeschooling my younger son who is now 15. We started homeschooling when he was just a little younger than you are. Fortunately, when he started homeschooling, he was heavily involved in dance. Over the years, he has lost a few of his elementary school friends, but he has kept in touch with a couple of them through texting and Instagram. His dance friends are like a second family to him and keep him "in the loop" with typical high school stories. Just like the other mom's suggested, I would look into taking a class or activity that interests you (not necessarily with other homeschoolers, although that is fine too). It is important to find something you enjoy (even video games!) and share that with others. My son also loves photography and started an account (I think Instagram but have to double-check that) for his photography. He ended up making some friends who liked his work. Just make sure, whatever you do, check with your grandmother and make sure she is fine with it. Good luck Honey! Try not to feel alone. Lots of kids are being homeschooled and sometimes it takes a little time to find "your people".

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    Hi Again!
    Just wanted to see how things are going. I'm hoping you've had some luck finding something that interests you. Are you doing anything fun for spring break? Do you take a spring break? I think every homeschool family is different. Some do and some don't.:-) Since the weekend is coming up, maybe you can catch up with an old friend or do something fun! Thinking of you in Maryland!

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    Thank You so much ma'am and also actually I don't need a spring break because I'm already finishing up school! I get a long summer! And yeah actually I might do one of those things this weekend

    -Ashlyn

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    Lucky you! I won't tell my son because he'll be jealous! Enjoy this time for yourself.

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    No problem ma'am!

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    Hello and welcome!

    I noticed that you said that you are just finishing up your first year of homeschooling. The first year can feel like you're free-falling, especially if you've been in a classroom since kindergarten. We were lost for a while and my son felt like he had no friends. We tried some of the same things that you tried during our first year that didn't work out, because we were trying so hard to get back some of the support that we had in a public school setting.

    My advice is to slow down and take it easy. Figure out just one or two activities that you really enjoy doing. Find a group online or local that does that. Then keep active in the group. I find that it usually takes a year or two, depending on how outgoing you are, for you to become a regular and make friends.

    Why did you start homeschooling at 12?
    Homeschooling an only, DS10

    How should we like it were stars to burn
    With a passion for us we could not return?
    If equal affection cannot be,
    Let the more loving one be me.

    W. H. Auden

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