DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) –
Homeschooling numbers are at an all-time high but it’s been the way of learning for some families for years and they’ve found resources to make education at home more fun.
Here in the Wiregrass, Seconds and Charles book store, Axtion Air, and karate programs are some businesses that offer discounts to homeschooled kids.
There are home school groups throughout the Wiregrass that organize field trips and social events for their children.
Brittany Long, a mom of six and homeschool parent of 5 years, says teaching at home changed when she joined some of those groups and connected with other families.
“There are tons of moms that do not mind answering questions and helping you just get out there, get involved, find your tribe so you don’t feel like you’re so lonely and you’re worried about how you’re going to figure it all out. We’re all in this together. Nobody has an answer to everything,” says Long.
While virtual learning isn’t homeschooling, the parents are willing to help those transitioning from traditional learning.
Long is a member of the Dothan Homeschool Community Facebook group.
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