It is important to have friends. Proverbs 18:24 talks about it:
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. KJV biblegateway.com
The 7Sisters Homeschool moms have even taken some road trips. We moms have such fun together!
After homeschooling together for many years- we’ve done co-ops and group classes, choirs, service clubs, rhetoric teams, sports, and field trips together – we feel like sisters and our kids feel like siblings. We support each other through tough times and good. We laugh, we confront, we pray, we learn- together. So do our kids!
It is important to have homeschool friends. They help us moms with our homeschool and motherly identities. Friends help our kids build strong identity- and they help each other grow.
I send my youngest to Sara to do Algebra II (I stink at math). I send him to Sabrina for literature because she and her lit guides inspire him to think great thoughts (and he insists on having her teach him this). I send him to Marilyn for essays (and even sometimes to Allison for research papers) because I really don’t like to teach those. They trade off their kids to me sometimes, too- history (World History and Philosophy coming in June), psychology, human development… It varies year by year. We believe in homeschooling in community.
We are thankful for our supportive families. We are thankful for our supportive friends. Praise God that He gave us Proverbs that told us about friendship, we all looked for those friends and He abundantly supplied!
How do your homeschool friends support you?
Here’s Sabrina’s shy thoughts on socialization: