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    Default Hey from Cleveland!

    Hello all! Iím so glad to have found this site! I have a wonderful 7yo son who is smart as a whip, quick to learn new information and has more energy than a school could handle! We started our homeschool/unschool journey a little over a year ago. We havenít stressed a curriculum as we wanted to focus on acclimating to a new life style. Homeschooling gave us the opportunity to move into the city where we have been able to take advantage of some amazing resources like museums and science centers. (We are stuck in the last bit of Cleveland winter though...so weíre going a bit stir crazy over not being able to get out and about as often). We love homeschooling but I feel my son is missing having peers his age to explore the world with. Scheduling conflicts and differences of life-view prevented us from staying social with the group of people we met when my son tested public school. How on earth do you go about meeting other homeschool families irl? (Not to say that this group isnít a wonderful addition to our journey!!)

    Looking forward to reading posts and getting to you you all! What a wild ride this is!!

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    Welcome, and glad to hear you both are doing well after the first year of homeschooling.

    I also worried about my boys having enough peers aka friends. Take classes, outreach to the parents you consistently see at places you haunt, let him socialize in games more. Searching out that elusive group of homeschoolers-not fundies-not crazy in some other way is like tilting at windmills. Take up a hobby you enjoy, maybe youll be lucky enough that others will have kids near enough the same age.

    Good luck, this is something most of us go through!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Welcome to the forum, PearlJamMom.
    You might stop by your local library and take a look at the bulletin board. Homeschoolers usually post there to try to locate others in the area.
    I can relate to those winter blues; about three weeks ago the morning W.C. was -33.
    Good luck.
    Last edited by outskirtsofbs; 02-26-2020 at 03:06 PM.
    --Kelly--Atheist/Accidental/Alternative Homeschool Mom to one great daughter in southern Iowa since 3/1/10. Tenth Grade: Saxon Algebra-2, Holt World Geography, Holt Biology, myPerspectives-10/Creative Writing, Spanish-2, and Computer Science.

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