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    Default Hello from Washington state :)

    My name is Tracy and I have two kids, 6 and 4 years old. We currently live in a small town in WA state where it is pretty much impossible (at least it feels that way) to get connected with secular home schooling families. My 6 year old is incredibly social so we are having a rough time in that aspect. I am hoping to connect through here and learn what I can because, I gotta say, lately I've been feeling discouraged. Not discouraged enough to pull the plug, I really can't wrap my head around public school. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and get that first post out of the way

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    Welcome! If it makes you feel better, I think most of us have felt like we were the only secular homeschoolers around, at some points.
    Try separating the components that you need..... secular, come here; homeschooling, try looking beyond that like to sports, hobbies, and museums to find activities for kids less likely to be bible-thumpers; families - again, try finding friendships not tied to homeschooling and secular.
    Youre stuck attending playdates for a while yet, they might as well be with people YOU like!
    Does Washington State still have Parent Partnership? They might know other parents looking for friends and activities with their younguns.

    I find when I need to vent or get curriculum advice, this is the best place.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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    Yes look for friendships outside of homeschoolers. When my kids were younger they took lessons (martial arts, art, ice skating, and on and on) and participated in sports. I did find that I had to go out of my way a bit more (than a typical public school parent would I think) to help foster friendships. I'd invite, or host, or plan - it was not my favorite thing, but was necessary for us. For awhile I clung to the idea that my kids needed friends who also homeschooled (other people who 'get' homeschooling life), but as they have gotten older they are comfortable being the only homeschoolers in most situations. Now that they are older classes are focused on the material and less on the social / play aspect and they both say religion is not an issue. They have friends from the neighborhood, swim team, online, and classes. Hang in there!
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    Hello and welcome. If you are on the Eastside of Washington, there are secular homeschoolers. They are just hard to find. We live on the Idaho/Washington border. There is a small group, that is fairly irregular with getting together, but they do have a Facebook page.
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    choosing his own life adventure. Using Global Village School to support our desire to develop a sense of social justice and global awareness.

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