367: Creating Your Tribe: Micro-communities for School, Activities, and Social Support

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This short episode is a question and answer still episode that will hopefully answer some follow up questions from you guys related to a couple of past episodes about community and about home schooling, and this episode I'm talking about creating tribe and building micro-communities this year for school for extracurricular activities and for social support because this is a recurring theme that seems to keep coming up and one that I hope I encourage you to consider for your family this year. It is not a secret that school looks different for many of us this year certainly impact everything looks different for many of us this year in a recent podcast episode with our Managing Editor Carey she and I walk through some of our best school systems and tips hopefully to offer encouragement to any other homeschool families or virtual schooling families. Especially, if you're just jumping in this year and it's the first time that you are attempting it. Like I said I got a lot of follow up questions on this. So I decided it deserved its own short episode I would address some of these questions. The reason that I think this micro community is so important is that for many families, we are removing the element of kids actually going to school where they had a lot of their social groups. This also is removing the possibility of a lot of extracurricular activities that were facilitated through the school or even in conjunction with the school. And families are finding their spending a lot more time at home. which certainly has many many benefits but that they might be missing out on some of these elements of community that were easier in school or extracurricular environment and I think a lot of us would admit that our social groups have changed quite a bit. as a result of everything going on this year, I know in our family. The extracurricular activities kids were enrolled in have been canceled or drastically changed this year and this led to US adapting and I figured out a few methods that seem to be really beneficial I wanted to share them with you. So when we started finally getting what this fall was going look like a lot of the extracurriculars were completely canceled. Or moved to zoom and I wasn't interested in them doing for instance, art virtually zoom because then I would actually just be having them on a computer where I was still facilitating the art and things like gymnastics class involved a whole bunch of other layers of two major taking and masks and You know very drop off times and all this complexity and removed moved two convenient times. I'm also realizing that there is at least a decent chance that a lot of things get completely shut down again, including a school and I. Think the first round of this was so tough on a lot of families that I wanted to be proactive this time in have some things in place. So if that happens again, it's not as difficult as it was the beginning. And you've heard me talk about community most likely on this podcast before you might have also heard the idea that it takes a village and I disagree. I think it takes a tribe and I think right now all of us need a tribe more than we ever have before and then it's more difficult to find and create a tribe than it ever has been before and the reason. I. Make that distinction is that a village is simply a group of people who live in the same area but a tribe is a group that's connected by some common interests or cultural reasons or social structure and I think we all need right now in various areas not just one is that element of support we're also finding there's likely going to be logistical limits on. Large Group activities and many extracurricular activities and a lot of places. So a lot of the areas we would have found those tribes and social support are changing or going away. But if anything our need for supporting it interaction has actually increased with all of the additional stress of this year. So while thankfully we do have technology and virtual interaction can work for some aspects of education and for team communication, it can't ever psychologically replaced in person interaction or the need for it, and so as many families job into home schooling for the first time or use virtual options for school through school system. Mine courage moment is to consider and cultivate the small groups are micro-communities tribes that are so vital social interaction, and also I would say the mom for my sanity even I'm finding homeschool coops and. Homeschool extracurriculars are canceled and so creating these groups may be our only source of interaction for both parents and kids so to get practical for a few minutes. This is the reason that in our local area, our family and people in our neighborhood and our local community have been working on a new approach to building these head of micro tribes of support. This year like I said with the possibility of another round of shutdowns our goal was to create an have built in small groups that would still be able to meet and support each other and that could center around common interests and help each other with various aspects of life or education. And the great news is that if we focus on the positive the events of the past few months created an opportunity for us to intentionally really nurture these mutually supportive communities and often to provide activities for our kids that might even be better than the ones that were canceled in the first place. So share some practical ways that I'm doing this with our family in a little while and I've already that. This has been a huge time saver and stress reliever in his actually really cultivated family time and close friendships. So as examples we used to drive our kids gymnastics to tumbling once a week and the time that was available for their skill level was right before dinnertime. So you've heard me talk about how family dinner is a non negotiable and having time night was non-negotiable. This was right before that it stood we were. That night always felt a little bit. Rushed in a little bit more Dick than normal with all the layers that came with. The changes to their gymnastics program, we decided to take alternative approach, and now we have gymnastics. We hired a friend as a group of families. Several families got together hired a friend of ours who taught tumbling at the college level, and she now teaches in our neighborhood using some basic equipment that we bought and we collectively spent less money. Now have the equipment that the kids can practice on all the time and the teacher comes to us. On our schedule so that completely removed the stress aspect of that activity and improve the experience of that activity both for me in the logistics and for the kids because they now have a space to practice that nonstop I will say as a caveat, I know have a think over twenty foot gymnastics track down the hallway of my house and it gets loud sometimes. But my kids are having an opportunity to be active even when it rains. So. That's just one example but the idea being that as we move into this fall and we still have this need for social interaction, we think through intentionally creating communities centered on a variety of needs and reasons. So some of the these communities might be social, which could be as simple as a group of several families that regularly get together for interaction and letting the kids play. Some of the ways we do. This is organizing a dinner group once a week with a couple of other families from our neighborhood or an outdoor playgroup for our kids, etc. Just have people that we regularly interact with and have exposure to. They could also be activity based. So that would be like the gymnastics example I just gave this could be organized around a specific activity like a sport or like gardening, it could be. Anything that we can be learned in a group setting that may be used to be learned in school or along those same lines, it could be in education. Based micro community to support school or local virtual school. This term has been on the rise right now micro communities. And this can range from the idea of I heard a families hiring teacher together to teach all of their kids. So several families actually hiring a teacher as a fulltime teacher just to tutor their children or families hiring supplemental tutors as part of small homeschool groups or to teach certain subjects of home schooling or on a less formal. Method MOMS alternating teaching. Certain activities between families so that kids are getting. Exposure to more teachers than just mom and learning from other kind of skills so. Those are just some of the ideas to get you thinking of how micro communities can be created and where you can start with for these kinds of things I think just like home schooling and just like health the answers to these are going to be different for everyone, very personalized I would encourage you to think of how these can be incorporated in your life. Even if you're not home schooling, how can you build your tribes of support for this year when things still seem a little unusual? another practical way that we helped to figure out the. For these little tribes was a yearly exercise, we do with our kids, which is by having them, choose their goals and activities for the year, and then figuring out how we could build on or combine these goals they have with other people in our local area. So for example, several of my kids wanted to learn the same instruments and a couple of other kids in the neighborhood did as well. So, we can combine on music teachers have them come to US versus us all drive to the same place to them? Several families in our area were driving to the same extracurriculars like music like gymnastics, and now those things can happen in our home. Instead, we encourage each of our children to pick kind of a new physical activity or pursuit or one that they wanNA improve on Or mental activity or skill, and then something involving music to focus on each year, and this year were building little micro communities around ones that they have in common. So they also getting the social interaction built-in. So from examples from our own life, here are few of the micro communities that I'm working on building. The first one is just basic whom school community. We saw big shifts in our neighborhood. We have a pretty small neighborhood, but while over half of the children now home school in fact is probably closer to two-thirds many of them for the first time this year. So we have combined with several other families in our neighborhood and are working together for our kids to be able to do activities that would be traditionally done. In a school setting like debate art science projects and hands on activities, but to do them together. So we can share resources and minimize the work and expense for each of the families and unusual on that we have as well is poll vaulting. I know this isn't going to be one maybe that applies to a lot of families, but for our family as an example. This is already thankfully, pretty small group activities. So it hasn't been canceled locally for very long just a short amount of time during the beginning of lockdown. But we are working with the local facility to create a homeschool specific class for wilting, and this is why I offered this as an example even if you don't home school if you have activities that are not happening through the school system, now consider asking the local places if they would host a specific class for your small group, it off hours to keep easier to keep the group size and so your kids can keep doing these activities. Awesome. Typically makes the logistics easier. If you are home schooling or virtual schooling in halftime freedom, it's often easier less traffic and just logistically easier with nighttime schedule if these things can happen during the day. Another type of community where forming is around art and creativity. So we love our little local homeschool art glass and our kids were able to bite to this in the past it was nearby and it was absolutely wonderful and I loved the kids have the autonomy of biking because of everything going on the teacher opted to go virtual this year and like I mentioned I wasn't really interested in the kids learning art zoom where I had to keep them on the computer and then also help them do the project so. Instead. I. Am drawing on my own art background to teach art classes for all of the kids in our little my community and just like with gymnastics, we're actually saving money even by buying all the supplies and I'm looking forward to actually getting to creatively interact with the kids through teaching art programs, and because of the time freedom of home schooling or virtual schooling. A couple of families were able to do this during the day or on the weekends and times when it's not gonNa Affect family life or any of us. Another example of a micro community in our local area now is related to music and I mentioned this a little bit on combining with instruments. This is definitely not one teaching. I am not an natural musician at all I'm working on learning music myself, but I don't consider myself equipped to teach my kids. Any instrument are certainly had to say I'm I'm. Taking voice lessons myself in. It's been a a lesson in frustration and and small progress for me. But the kids came up with music goals for the year that included everything from piano to Chart Ukulele and Harmonica. So we give them a couple of options and creative solutions to do that. We either found local teachers could come in and teach small group glasses. Or older teenagers in some of the families are micro community to teach younger kids individually or in small group classes. They're also online resources for some of these things. So you already are looking at virtual option I can put some links to those in the show notes, but through websites like Adamy or there's piano specific ones, there's creative ways to learn music and This has been fun because we're we're getting to bond with other families and I'm around hearing these lessons and learning a little bit by Osmosis as well, and then I mentioned gymnastics but a little bit more specifics on this one. So like I said rather. Than the late afternoon trek to the gymnastics facility we bought a temp track that I can link to in the show notes and some basic gymnastics equipment some we already had my dad built a what's called a stall wall, which is gymnastics wall. We already had rings in the kids rooms outside, and then we hired a local friend who used to teach gymnastics to teach our small group of kids, and then because of that, they're getting to focus on the part they love, which is the tumbling versus the gymnastics more performance side, and like I said, this ended up being cheaper and the kids are getting much more personalized. And they have a built in place to practice. So I think this is going to stick around even after it gets easier to do these things in their more traditional facilities. Another micro community we're building is in relation to language learning. We've always used a mixture of things like dueling, go and different software to learn but this need for community has kind of spread the idea of working with local friends who are already fluent in the languages and actually learning interacting with them directly in those languages. Current interests amongst the kids are Spanish and Japanese. which are pretty practical like Spanish. Language learn right now and they several of them picked Japanese. In hopes that a couple of their friends. Are Potentially and to make it to the Olympics next year and they love to be able to go watch, and so they're wanting to prepare to learn Japanese. In advance and that we're working with local friends to learn those languages and then to have someone to actually speak back and forth with and just like any of these micro communities and classes, there's a built in benefit here as well. They're getting more personalized instruction from people they already know entrust and also the person teaching. Especially, if it's their first language, they're getting reinforcement and they're getting better by getting to teach the skill because as Richard Feynman was famous recording out when you teach something, you actually retain it and remember it better. So anytime, we can build in peer teaching or involving someone in a small community and teaching it benefits both people. Last, in spring, many of you may have had that necessities gyms in your local area close this was certainly the case where we are, and during that time a lot of us turned to your home fitness options or outdoor fitness options and I. Think this is one of the great silver linings of everything of this year and I'm really excited to see this happen and hoping it sticks. It's certainly is for us. So rather than all of us returning to. Just. Jim Tally. We decided to build micro communities around this in our neighborhood, and these are much less formal than, for instance, the homeschool ones or the personalized kids activities. But we realized that we had yoga teachers in our neighborhood. We had people with similar fitness goals in are very small area, and so we just started building these things in as opportunities to do together. So whether it's someone in the neighborhood teaching a yoga class or several of us, just going for a walk or a sprint or running or lifting weights together. We now have built in fitness partners and also social interaction from our small groups. Perhaps, the micro community I'm most excited about this year is the one that I've already been teaching my own kids for a while and now I'm kind of expanding to our local community and also soon hopefully be expanding to include your family if you would like, and that is the business incubators, slash entrepreneurship and finance course that we developed for our own family like teaching this to a local group of kids now, and I'm working on an online version for families to be able to do this together, but it's built on the idea. That we created in our family. Is that when the kids are about thirteen or fourteen, they finish up most of what would be considered traditional school and they move into a phase that's more like a business incubator slash entrepreneurship course for them, and our reasoning here was that we could teach many of the most important skills for adulthood in a very hands on fashion through the practice of running a business. So everything from financial management to attention to detail consistency problem-solving. Tolerance for risk learning from failure just so much is built into the experience of creating a business. This isn't have to be a large business by any means it could be something as simple as pets or mowing the grass where it could be a bigger more involved complex business but we set the expectation with our kids that we were going to help them do this. And that this was something in our family that we require before they can drive and before they can have a phone and it's been really amazing to see the start paying off with our older kids and to see how it's leading to them thinking in a problem solving way and innovating in various aspects of their lives that I wanted to be able to offer this to other children in our community as well, and so we're building for the first time. A small group focused on that that'll be teaching and like I said I'll also be working fast as I can to get this available for your family. If you want to give your kids this basis for financial management and a long term strategy for business and financial management and wealth and all the lessons that are so naturally built in to that. This podcast is brought to you by beekeepers naturals. Beekeepers is on a mission to reinvent your medicine cabinet with clean remedies that work starting with immune support their bestselling product probably strokes. 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I'm a big fan and as a listener of this podcast, you get an automatic fifteen percent discount by going to Earth Echo foods dot com forward slash wellness Mama. So again, that's earth A. R. T. H. Echo UC H. O. Foods of od s dot com or read slash wellness Mama and will have an automatic fifteen percent discount automatically applied. And lastly, another area that really works great. If you'RE GONNA organize around tribes and micro-communities and small groups is field trips. So most people are familiar with field trips in the context of school where the whole class goes to any particular place for field trip often to learn and I found this actually even more effective for small groups and whom school groups and. What we've done is to get groups together and you can actually ask almost every local place about facilitating a field trip and very rarely do any of the places we ask say no even in this kind of crazy world right now very few of them are saying, no in many are able to accommodate small group. So by having small school group together. We're able to ask them and then go learn about field trips while still maintaining all of the local guidelines and some examples of this fun places tour that have built in learning are things like bakeries where you can learn like all the chemistry and signs of speaking, and also scaling and all of the math that goes into that manufacturing facilities if they allow children are fascinating places for kids to go watch and see how things get assembled in made. Animal, rescues, veterenarians, offices. Even things like restaurants that are only open for dinner are often willing to offer culinary classes or just kind of field trip earlier in the day. So it's kind of thinking outside the box and figuring out wearing your local area, you can utilize for field trips and this works great weather you home school or your virtual schooling or even if you're not and you're in traditional school many of these businesses are very willing to accommodate children's if you. Have Kids in a group even on the weekend that wants to go learn from these places very often they say yes. Just. Some other ways that I would encourage thinking outside the box when it comes to social interaction building community or even just parental sanity if you're new to home schooling. And things I found especially helpful I mentioned if possible using skills from other families in from the small group to benefit each other I've found it's really awesome to hire responsible teenagers from another family to teach younger ones in your family and I mentioned that in the context of music, it's also great for art if you have. Ultra teenagers who are great at art that can teach younger ones. Often. You may not even have to think as far as hiring A. Teacher for a lot of these activities, if you can hire an older child who has a proficiency in the skill. I also find since we are all home a lot more than normal right. Now, it's really important to nurture outside play spaces as much as possible. into encourage outdoor play as much as possible. This can be off the post in the show notes but things like having a Ford or a Tree House having a slack line for balance swings ropes, they can climb. Rings not only are those things great for them because they're moving and they're playing in the social interaction. In previous podcast episodes I've talked to people like Carol from rain, harmony about how those types of movements are actually really vital for vestibular development and how psychologically those things actually prime your kids for some of those same lessons like knowing their boundaries risk tolerance just a lot. Of things are built into the movements of those types of play, and if you're homeschooling for the first time where you have your kids home more because at virtual school, you have more time freedom to facilitate those things into. Awesome. Maybe learn from the lesson that some of our grandmothers you might remember teaching us just go outside and play and come back when it gets dark. I also would say use your microchips in small groups. If to build in days off for each other or ways that you can support each other's bandwidth and what I mean by this is if you're new to home schooling or if you have your kids home for virtual school and you weren't even planning on home schooling, there is a level of exertion that comes with that especially during the transition. So you're forming communities with several other families, and especially if you have young children and I am very intensive, they day routine figure out ways that hopefully each parent gets a little bit of time off on a regular basis whether. That be one parent facilitating playgroups. So others can run errands or just get time off, take a nap go for a walk whatever it may be, but just figure out creative ways even if schools are shutdown daycares her shutdown normal activities are shut shutdown that you can still get a mental sanity break. Another simple way that I love doing that with local MOMS is just having coffee in the morning with other parents. Maybe we're going for a walk and drinking coffee just sitting in the yard while the kids play and drinking coffee, but just having those built in sanity checks. Like I mentioned, it can be outside the family or within the family. But if you are adding homeschooling to your routine or even if you've already been homeschool any ways that you can involve the older kids in helping teach younger kids can be within your own family or crossing over families that you have some in your community and the advantage here like I mentioned is that by teaching the older kids actually internalize the lesson in a more efficient way as well and they were call more. So you can make use of your resources effectively by having the kids involved in helping pass on skills to the younger kids. Done this yet but someone suggested for as far as micro-communities many local theaters are shut down right now because of all of the guidelines. So if you can find people from those local areas that can facilitate. Theater coaching, public speaking debate, or acting with small groups of kids. That's another thing you can bring into your home or your local area and facilitate for your children. In the same way. A lot of coaches and teachers are not working their normal way, and so you may be able to hire them part time or have them just come into classes with your children. especially, their areas you are not as strong and teaching. There's so many opportunities right now to involve people and support your local community while making sure your kids still get to learn new things. Same thing with just like some basic tips I'm thinking ahead for fall as well with so much less social interaction than than they would normally be. We're planning ahead for things like Halloween parties because we're expecting probably most aspects of normal, Halloween going to get canceled. So we are planning instead to host those things in small groups since to what the kids have time to make their own costumes and to dress up for that same thing with to keep it fun themed get togethers whether it be costume parties or just seemed activities October fest, whatever it is to have social interaction and excuses to get together even though these things aren't being organized as much in on a wider scale in local areas. And lastly, I would say an encouragement especially of homeschooling is new to you virtual schooling. A small sanity tip that I give is if you can limit the time, the are required to sit down. And maximize the time that they're able to move be outside and be creative it will keep everyone's stress levels lower and often this can be as simple as getting sufficient as possible at the bookwork. So you're not spending time on books and I know this is why many families are opting to actually fully homeschool over during a virtual system that involves sitting on computer on zoom for a certain number of hours per day because with. The time freedom of home schooling children can move at their own pace and free up more of their time. I actually loved this because it teaches the really important lesson in life. That time is your most valuable asset and not money not education but time, and so when you can use these other assets to free up your time time freedom and you can use it however you want. So it just for a sanity perspective I recommend. Figuring how to get a sufficient and structured as possible with things you actually have to get done in school realizing that there's probably less than you think there is and then building in lots of time to nurture movement and creativity and time outside. Just as a reset and check for all of you so. Like I said, this is a shorter episode focused on how family can nurture hopefully micro-communities that are there for your family for social support so that your kids can still do some of the activities they love and also to help everybody in your little local group with education. I. Hope that this will give you some ideas to use in your own life whether your home schooling or not some of the you're using virtual options or not I think we can all benefit from these types of communities and I think they are increasingly important in times like this where normal social interaction is limited as always if you have questions I'm happy. To answer them. So to ask them on Instagram via direct message or on this post on. Wellness. Mama. Dot FM and I can respond to their or answer questions in a follow up episode. I would love to hear from you guys what school looks like for you this year, and if you're home schooling or virtual schooling or what ended up being the best option. For Your family I hope that this answers some of your questions that you guys left in the previous episode and as always I'm so grateful that you were part of this community that you join listening today and that you shared your most valuable asset your time with me today I hope that you will join me again on the next episode of the Wellness Mama, podcast? If. You're enjoying these interviews. Would you please take two minutes to leave a rating or review on Itunes for me? Doing this helps more people to find the podcast which means even more moms and families can benefit from the information I really appreciate your time and thanks as always for listening.

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