This past Friday, we had a fun Friday for school, but with the fun the kids did some work, they made blankets for our local Dove House. This is a local facility that helps children and family dealing with abuse and the legal system. As a foster parent, we have had dealing with The Dove House, and while the situations were awful, the people there were amazing and wonderful.
One of the worries I hear a lot when talking to other parents thinking about homeschooling is "socializing" their children. The best part of homeschool socializing is you, as a parent, have a lot of influence in choosing the other teens your child hangs out with, and learns from. And the other parents are cool too. :0)
We decided this year to add some community service projects to our social time, because we are always looking forward to college. And there are so many opportunities for homeschool students to receive the same benefits as public school students without the hassle. In fact, Hannah had her first visit to our local Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force auxiliary for youth. After 3 meetings...if she chooses to join, she will get her uniform. She is very excited, and so are we.
If you homeschool, what tips can you share?