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    Default Long Time Homeschooler Looking for Connections

    Hello!

    It's good to be here. I'll jump right in and tell you about myself and my family.

    I was born in the 80's and I had a late birthday so all of my neighborhood friends went to kindergarten before I could. My mom didn't like what she saw and that's when our homeschooling journey began! I was raised in a christian home and did a lot of Abeka growing up. It was very "school in a box". I was homeschooled from start to finish (except for a semester of drivers ed in the public school system)and I graduated a year early. I had better things to do than spend another year studying general studies.

    I knew my husband and I wanted to homeschool our children from the start and we have. We've tried more traditional route like grade level curriculum sets but we've always come back to a very child led, unschooling way of education. We are also raising them without any specific religious teachings and encouraging them to read, study, and find their own belief system in their own time which is why a secular support group and community is very important to us.

    They are now 9(g), 10(b), and 13(g).

    I spent two years running an Agile Learning Center which is a "school" (more like a community) that focuses on Self-Directed Education and Agile Learning. It's kind of like a school for Unschoolers. Unfortunately, the Covid Pandemic hit and we had to let go of our brick and mortar space and most of our community members have returned to homeschooling.

    We are in the process of moving to the Toccoa, Ga area (Stephens County) and I don't really know where to begin to find other like minded homeschoolers out that way. Especially any sort of Teen groups for my oldest daughter. I am no longer on any type of social media so I've turned to forums which takes me back to the early 2000's!

    I look forward to having a place to chat and hopefully finding some like minded families in and around our area!

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    Welcome!

    Jump in and join the conversations! It sounds like you had a great place before you moved. I hope you can build a local community like that in GA, too.
    (Our charter homeschool is very based on on self-directedness, and I love (and miss) being able to drop off DS to learn and enjoy time with peers his age.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Thank you!

    Once we get settled in I will start to build up another community of like-minded people. I'm just hoping I can find them in the bible belt of Georgia.

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    Hi! I'm in New Jersey, obviously not local to you. But I wanted to wish you good luck building that kind of community where you are now. It sounds like you had a good thing going, pre-coronavirus. I hope you can recreate that kind of experience for yourself and your kids where you're settling now! Good luck!

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