Support Groups

Support groups come in many flavors, from an informal get-together once a month to bounce ideas around to a well-organized co-operative schooling effort. There are support groups that were formed when a couple of families started getting together to play in the park and others that began as extensions of church ministries.

Here are some tips to consider:

  • Before getting involved in a support group, decide what type of support you are seeking. This will help you determine upfront if the group you are considering will be a good fit.
  • Make sure the support group you are considering shares your beliefs. Interestingly, one of the frequently heard disadvantages of support groups is that they can be cliquey — Charlotte Mason ONLY, or very structured ONLY. A support group should support you being you, not make you feel that you need to “fit in.”
  • Be sure not to over-extend. Homeschool moms frequently find that the demands of a support group far outweigh their support!

 

Additional Resources

Home School Organizations
List of national, state, local, military and international homeschooling organizations provided by HSLDA.

Homeschool Organizations and Support Groups
“The original and best database.”  Provided by Practical Homeschooling Magazine.