Some of our local schools have started back to class in the past few days. Galax City schools won’t go back until after Labor Day so those kids have a few more summer memories to make. I am struggling with the decision of homeschooling Emma this year. We have always taken it year by year and child by child with our homeschooling. I am also not an avid, hard core homeschooler who believes it is the only way. It is great if you do have that conviction and persistence and I admire homeschooling moms because I know what a tough job it can be. We do not have the option of a Christian school in our area so my choice there is easier. I am planning to list the pros and cons of public school vs home school in a future post. I don’t like to debate the homeschool issue because I feel it is such and individual choice – for each family and each child. Plus I hate conflict and debating, but I would like to share what I have experienced in my 5 years of homeschooling. I would also like to hear your comments – loving and non-confrontational, of course.
I’ll be interested in everyones thoughts as well, since I”ve been having a hard time deciding (or I should say “we”) about Gracie and whether to homeschool her or send her on to a public school.
Jennifer, I think this might be an awesome “outreach” opportunity for Cornerstone…to create a christian school in our area…or maybe I”m only dreaming…Truly, I do wish we had that option close by.
You all are in our prayers as you make your decision, however, I think Emma was wise above her years w/her response to you about what she wanted to do…
I’ve thought about homeschooling occasionally. I know I’m not suited to it naturally, but would do it if I thought it was the best option for my kiddos. Right now, we have Wyatt in a private Christian preschool… next year, though – who knows?