Homeschooling an Only Child Questions
Homeschooling an Only Child
Concerned mom needs some help and guidance with homeschooling an only child...
We have been homeschooling our only daughter for about 15 months now. We are in an homeschool extension program through an umbrella school. Up until we started homeschooling 15 months ago, she had been in public school. So far we like homeschooling, but I have a question about getting our daughter to want to socialize with other homeschoolers?
She is a sweet and caring girl and is a good kid. She is in the middle of 9th grade. We had tried a co-op school a few months ago to supplement our homeschool curriculum. She was in a band program at the public school and so this co-op school had that for her. She decided after a few months that she no longer wanted to play an instrument and that the homeschool kids were "stuck up" to her. We have sorta let her decide whether she wanted to continue playing in the band or not, but the homeschool kids were not "stuck up" to her, but because of the fact we were only in the co-op school because of band, we came out.
I seem to have to really push her to want to get involved with homeschool social events ALL the time. I feel if I let her have her way on this all the time she will stay in the house and never want to venture out and give up the chance to make new friends. She has one friend that comes over to visit. She has been friends with her since kindergarten in public school. This friend is still attending public school and for the most part is a good kid herself. She sometimes can make my daughter feel "bad" about being homeschooled by telling my daughter how "great" things are going at public school. Her friend has lots of other friends and this upsets my daughter. What should I do? Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.Would you like to leave a comment, share your story, or some helpful suggestions? Use the link below...