New here, thinking very hard about home schooling...
I have wanted to home school since my oldest was around 1.. even before then.. But my hubby was so against it. He has since warmed up to the idea a bit, but still not so for it. My oldest is now 4, will be 5 in June. She she is due to start Kindergarten this fall. I have a younger daughter who is 16 months old. I got off of the idea to homeschool about a year ago. I guess because I got scared, and I feel like I couldnt possibly educate my daughter well enough. I love to teach her new things though, and I think I feel as though I could. There are so many resources out there now, and I would love to use them. I have a friend who just recently started homeschooling, so it would definitely help to have someone that understands and goes through it. My daughter loves scool though (she is in preschool her second year). And I am worried that she might miss going to school. She has so many friends, and makes friends easily. But today I asked her what she thought of moving her sister into her room, and making her sisters room a classroom, so we could do school at home. She said THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!! So.. I guess she would warm up to it as well.
But the thing is.. I do not think hubby is for it. All these stories I hear about teachers taking advantage of their kids just really makes me so upset. And bullying, and all other crap.. I dont trust anyone with my kids.. And not only that, but the scores are so low around here, and we are not in a great school district at all. So was your hubby for it? what did you do to help them understand? I just want her to have more options than a child that goes to public school. She is already so bright, I have taught her how to read by sounding the letters out.. and she does so great! She takes a while, but once she gets it, she really gets it. I want the best for her.
What advice do you have for me? What do I need to know? I live in VA.. if that matters. I have a high school diploma, and some college.. I am going to college full time at the moment as well. I dont know if that matters either.