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Old 12-14-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Hello . I will be moving to Idaho Falls next year . I would like to home school my children and I wonder if I will be able find any homeschooling group considering my family is not a member of Mormon Church. This really worries me that my children may just feel socially isolated.
Would very much appreciate any information on that.
Thank you
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I can't imagine that Mormons are the only ones who home school.

Incidentily, Mormons don't have cooties and your child won't get infected with some sort of brain eating bug if he has a few play days with Mormon children or goes on a museum field trip with them.

I am not a Mormon but I admire their belief in strong families. The Mormon children here in North idaho are all well behaved, well spoken, and very obviously well loved.
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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Hello Oregonwoodsmoke

Thank you very much for your reply.
I have nothing against Mormons I would not mind my kids socialize with them at all . I also admire their believes in strong families. I just read ( also on this forum ) some people saying they do not want their kids to play with kids that are not Mormon. We have one Mormon family in our neighborhood . Very nice people but they never let their kids play with ours. It looks to me like all the people they socialize are from their church. My concerns may be completely unjustifiable. I have very little knowledge about the topic but naturally I worry that is why I am asking My kids love being around other kids and I do not want them to feel isolated.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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Hello Oregonwoodsmoke

Thank you very much for your reply.
I have nothing against Mormons I would not mind my kids socialize with them at all . I also admire their believes in strong families. I just read ( also on this forum ) some people saying they do not want their kids to play with kids that are not Mormon. We have one Mormon family in our neighborhood . Very nice people but they never let their kids play with ours. It looks to me like all the people they socialize are from their church. My concerns may be completely unjustifiable. I have very little knowledge about the topic but naturally I worry that is why I am asking My kids love being around other kids and I do not want them to feel isolated.
I am sure there are some LDS families that are insular, but by and large LDS people try to engage with the world rather than shunning it. Most LDS families raise their children to be ambassadors of the Gospel, and most seem to do it very well. In my personal experience, most LDS people tend to be more leery of Evangelical Protestant Christians than anyone else. LDS have historically been discriminated against in the United States. Most of this discrimination has come from conservative Protestants. To this day, many conservative Protestant groups continue to aggressively target the LDS Church. As such, many LDS families might be leery of a vocal Evangelical. If you are a normal and fairly secular individual, there should not be any problem.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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To answer your original question, there's an Idaho Falls Moms group on FaceBook. Maybe the Moms in there would have proper answers for you. I know one of my daughters neighbors (non Mormon) who moved here from California home schools
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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Hello . I will be moving to Idaho Falls next year . I would like to home school my children and I wonder if I will be able find any homeschooling group considering my family is not a member of Mormon Church. This really worries me that my children may just feel socially isolated.
Would very much appreciate any information on that.
Thank you
You can check out Classical Conversations held at Christ Community Church. It is non-denominational but an alternative.
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