What about socialization?
How can I find other homeschoolers?
CHN Local Contacts can tell you about
support groups and activities in their areas. A support
group is a great place for new homeschoolers. Parents can get encouragement
and information from more experienced homeschoolers. The whole family can enjoy
the field trips, projects, cooperative classes and friendships available through
a local support group. To learn more about support groups, read Chapter 13, "Am I
the Only Homeschooler in Town? How Do I Meet Others?" in
California Homeschool Guide (pages 281-308).
What if it turns out that there are no groups in your area?
Ask your local contact for
help in starting one. CHN's local contacts, volunteers adept at answering
questions about homeschooling, are available at no charge to speak at an
information seminar in your area. Such a seminar might gather enough
participants to start a group. Our Media Team will advertise the event.
Your only responsibilities would be finding a library, bookstore, or other
location where the seminar can be held and contacting
to secure a speaker and help in publicizing.