Are you suddenly single? Death, divorce, and even deployment can happen. Even to homeschool parents. Suddenly, and unexpectedly. So now what?
If you have been homeschooling, you can continue to homeschool your children. If you are single, you can still homeschool your children. Here are some websites that may help:
Start with this short article: Homeschooling as a Single Parent
Single Parent Homeschool: A ministry equipping and encouraging single parents to homeschool
They have over 100 resources for Christian single moms here : http://singleparenthomeschool.christianhomeeducation.org/resources.html
Working and Single Parents on A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling: http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/weblinks/working.htm
Janet's Country Home: Single Parent Homeschooling
. She has more "I did that" encouragement
Barb Shelton has a section on her website for single parent homeschooling. http://www.homeschooloasis.com/art_single_mom_hs.htm
. Here website contains first person stories from moms who survived.
Vegsource has a discussion board just for single parents that are homeschooling. It could be a great anonymous source for support: http://www.vegsource.com/homeschool/singleparent/index.html
"What if Both Parents Work or I Am a Single Parent? Can We Still Homeschool?" Good article that may help: http://www.homeschooldiner.com/basics/teaching/working_parents.html
I really love Spunky Homeschool, and she has some other resources listed here: http://spunkyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2006/06/single-parent-homeschooling.html
Single Parents At Home: http://singleparentsathome.com/blog/2010/08/15/resources-for-working-at-home/
My article, "What IF?" about homeschooling through trauma. http://www.thehomescholar.com/what-if
Aside from the homeschool issues, I can suggest one other thing. Limit the amount of change as much as you can. Something very dramatic has happened in your children's lives. Try to prevent any other change from happening if you can. Keep their school the same, their home the same, and their schedule the same, as much as possible. Experts say that limiting the stresses you CAN control, at least for the first year, is very important. Obviously something will have to change, but if housing and child support are provided, then perhaps some of the other changes can wait. Visit your church (or a large church in your area) and ask to speak to the pastor for advice and resources.
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