Post-Homeschooling Decisions

Questions & Answers for the March-April issue

“In a few months the youngest of my three homeschooled children will be heading off for college. I know it makes me sound like a whiner but I am completely bereft. I found close friends in the homeschooling community and very soon I will no longer belong. Should I try to stay involved, using my experience to help new homeschoolers, or just move on?” -Barb

We welcome readers’ answers to this question, but your responses (in the comments area below) must meet our deadline of January 28, 2011 for publication in the March-April issue. Please recognize that your submission may be edited for length or clarity, and please indicate how you prefer your answer signed.

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5 Responses to Post-Homeschooling Decisions

  1. debra bures on January 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    My involvement has evolved, and my points of view have also done so. You can still have coffee with your friends, and share the wisdom you have gained. Just as you found your own way on your home education journey, you will find your own path on this road, too. You will know what is right for you.

  2. Sandra Wilson on January 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Everyday is a learning experience, for everyone, so your knowledge and experience will be greatly received! My friend and I continue to do many things together now – without the kids and the kids (young adults) still enjoy hanging out together too! It is so not the end of the homeschool road, it is just a new direction! Good luck.

  3. James Gibbs on February 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I’m just starting as a homeschooler and am looking for all the help I can get. If you write well, consider scribing an article or two that might distill your years of experience — we’re counting on you!

  4. Janet from Creative Writing on March 2, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Sharing the wisdom you’ve gained, as Debra mentions above, is a valuable service. Families are new to homeschooling everyday. Offering to provide support in planning and teaching, or to simply offer a listening ear, often means more to a new homeschooling parent than you’ll ever know! Offer to share your experience, resources, and knowledge! Best wishes!

  5. Chaussure Nike on May 11, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Really? I was surprised to see here, everything in my unexpected.