**Disclaimer: All information presented on this blog is based on our best understanding of current homeschool laws in the state of Florida at the time of each posting, and in particular the homeschool laws for Hillsborough County, where Class Source is located. However, we are not legal experts, and the information posted in this group does not constitute legal advice. Homeschool laws can vary by county and state. If you are uncertain of the homeschool regulations and requirements in your area, please verify using your local resources. The HSLDA website has a resource which allows you to look up homeschool laws by state, and is a good place to start: https://hslda.org/legal.**
This week's FAQ is:
How do I socialize my children?
We at Class Source love this question! This is undoubtedly a common concern (both among newly home-educating families and well-meaning family members or friends). However, in the Tampa area there are so many opportunities for socialization, both with other homeschoolers and in general. Class Source’s group class environment and on-campus community interaction provides one such opportunity, but Florida also has an abundance of co-ops, community activities, conventions and meet-ups, and more for home-educating families. In our experience, homeschooled children have plenty of opportunity for socialization, as they are free to accompany their parents on errands and outings, and to interact with neighbors, friends, family, and community members of all ages and demographics. With a little intentionality, home-educating parents can easily provide a well-rounded, dynamic social experience for their children.
If you want more info on Homeschooling in Florida, we've just started a Homeschool Q&A group on Facebook! You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolQATampaBay/.