Posted by: katlea611 | February 24, 2014

Help Is Hard To Find

We’ve been homeschooling 8 years now (feels longer) and I tell you, it’s hard looking for a support group in Manila.  I mean sure, there’s the online community but either you’re too afraid to ask, no one replies, or they just don’t care.  Some know-it-alls ramble on about their expertise and you feel completely helpless still.  I mean, what’s the point of having a support group when all they tell you is hang in there?  Wouldn’t it be nice to actually look at someone and have a conversation? I mean an actual conversation?  Wouldn’t it be nice to see the boys playing with other kids while the moms chat away?  Why do I want/need a support group?

1. To keep me sane.  Believe me, during the times when I question my sanity, I would actually want someone to talk to personally and not simply wait for a reply on the computer.

2. I want my boys to have solid, amazing friends.  Nikki is such a friendly kid and I know he’ll enjoy the company.

3. I want to have a regular homeschooling meet-up with other families so I could be in the loop.

4. It’s more fun.

I already posted about wanting a meet-up in my area and although there were some replies and interest, either the schedule was conflicting, the others couldn’t follow through or they just weren’t as committed as me. Sigh.  I just want my boys and me to have regular homeschooling friends…

I already made a Facebook group for a support group in our area but are there any replies? None.  Except for that one time when I met up with a couple of wonderful homeschooling moms on a Monday morning.  What else do I need to do to get the support I need?

Anyway, if you are from the Paranaque/Las Pinas area, are interested in joining a support group and want to be friends with us, just drop me a line.

Please.

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Responses

  1. We face similar issues here in Taipei – the homeschooling community is just so small that it is very difficult. I even posted recently about interest in forming an official TedEd group here – not even a single response.

  2. Hi there. I hear ya and I feel ya. Unfortunately I live in eastern Manila and I have an allergy to big groups. Facebook groups by and for homeschoolers are plentiful, and I’m a member of a couple of them but hard to grow and manage unless all are active or there are dedicated admins. The groups I’m a part of are all overseas. Having said that I am interested to join the one you created, if you could share the name.

    • Hi! Isn’t it sad that we can’t find support for something wonderful as homeschooling? Sigh… Our group is the Paranaque/Las Pinas Homeschoolers. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog!


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