Whether you are homeschooling for the long haul or for just a little while, there are going to be times when you have questions. Sometimes, the questions are big ones, like:
Do I really have to test my child?
What if my student fails math?
How do you calculate a GPA?
Other times, the questions are smaller, but still important to you:
Where can I get a good typing program?
Can my child join the school marching band?
Do homeschoolers get discounts anywhere in town?
That’s where a good, local contact comes in. Even if your contact can’t answer the question, he can usually point you in the direction of someone else who can. Although you may be someone who prefers to work alone, don’t discount the need for occasional contact with someone else who also homeschools in your same area.
As you go about your homeschooling life, take note of people who are experienced, knowledgeable and appear to be willing to help. It’s alright to call on them once in a while if you need to. Some day, you’ll be able to return the same favor to new families, too.