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    Hello!

    We had actually planned starting homeschooling in January this year. 2020 has brought a whole different reality than what we had envisioned!

    At any rate, we also moved from California to Guam this year. We are lucky to be surrounded by a great community of homeschoolers. They are full of kind, thoughtful advice to this newbie family. However since we're secular (and they're not), I've spent a lot of time wading through trying to find the pieces that will fit for us. So it's a relief to find another perspective.

    We have two kids - 8 and 5 - and so far we've loved homeschooling. I suspect I'll love it even more once we're on the other side of this pandemic!

    Thanks for listening! I'm looking forward to being part of this community.

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    Welcome, there is plenty of secular advice here as far as curriculums and such go. Good news - you can get everything without Jesus added!
    As far as your local support - its great that they are welcoming of you, and they will know you and your kids better than us people who seem only to live on the other end of your screens. Enjoy their company, but if it gets too tedious or annoying, or too much religious pressure to conform, remember that you dont NEED them. You can practice tolerance for differing ideas, but they also need to treat you with the same respect.
    Enjoy Guam! Are you in a military family? How is the pandemic there? Is there a lot of travel to and from the islands?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

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    Welcome! How neat that your kids , and you, will hopefully have some homeschooling cohorts.

    My neighbor and very good friend, aged 80, grew up on Guam, post WW2. Oh, the stories he tells!
    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 graduate: BS in Computer Science, minor in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    Hello! We also live in Guam with my husband. It was really hard during the pandemic, but we stayed with homescolling for our son Bobby (9 years). My husband started to work remotely on zeus slot machine free,so it was much easier for us to cover all the payments for teachers.

    We have moved to Texas recently, but would be happy to visit Guam once again
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow

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    So far our welcome has been sincere and tolerant, which I appreciate. But the religious world-view is pervasive. It's a relief to find shelter here from the ubiquitous head-winds!

    Although my husband and I are both veterans, we came out to Guam for his civilian job. We're loving Guam. The people are incredibly friendly, and the landscape is gorgeous. And since the tourists are gone, it feels like we can have a day at the beach and barely see another soul. Social distancing here comes naturally.

    We came here hoping to travel, and that's been a bust, but otherwise, we love it.

    Sorry for the slow reply. I thought I had replied a while ago, but I don't think I was logged in. I'll get the hang of it...

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    It sounds beautiful there! Yah, Ive found the homeschool cliques seem to get more intensely religious. Echo chamber effect? At least the religious products frequently wave around and trumpet their religiosity.

    Let us know if you’d like help or strategies for homeschooling overseas. We know that not everyone gets Amazon two day delivery of anything imaginable!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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