Am I morally opposed to homeschooling?
Do I think I would be good at homeschooling my kids?
Are my kids better off learning each subject area from certified, experienced teachers?
Do my lack of patience and shoddy mathematical ability impact my decision to not homeschool my kids?
Listen, if you homeschool your kids, I’m bowing down to you. I really am. I couldn’t do it. I don’t want to do it. I believe in our educational system, despite all its flaws. I think, as a student, there is something to be said for the social aspect of attending school with other kiddos your age and being accountable for your behavior. Because I know when my cherubs come home, the gloves come off. They shed their “public personas” real quick-like. What was once, “Yes, please” and “I can’t have my way right this second? That’s cool; I’ll deal,” become “NOW!!!!!!!” and “THAT’S NOT FAIR!!!!!”
That said, there are extenuating circumstances. I get that. But I also get that homeschooling is not for my family. And I wrote about it for Families in the Loop and you would not believe how I have pissed people off. Pals are “unliking” my WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion Facebook page, throwing out insults, and even sending me private messages telling me that I am “clueless” and have “no right” to my opinion.
Well, that’s just stoopid.
Read my piece HERE and let me know your thoughts. And let’s keep in mind that we’re adults who will never agree on everything, and that’s what makes life enjoyable. Debate. Intellectual conversation. Different perspectives. Wine. The good stuff.
Off with ya!