I firmly believe it is selfish to pull a child out of a school they are flourishing in, just because a parent "dreams of homeschooling". I am NOT saying that is you at all - just that I have seen it more than once. When this happens, backlash is deserved. IMO.
With that said, Autumn was in Catholic school and then in public school. She was pulled due to a decline in her academic performance and very intense bullying/sexual harassment in the fourth grade. It was mutual; she didn't want to go back. She may go back to Catholic (never public again, if I can help it) middle of next year or the year after... if she chooses. There was no backlash when I pulled her out because she wanted it.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Academic pushing Mother. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosey, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it raising my child. I believe that my place, as a woman, is in the home caring for my husband and children. My husband is head of our home. Aimee
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Quoting Saraho5:My dd wants to homeschool too, but she's young so I'm afraid she'll say she misses her friends, etc.
Missie had a few tears a few months in because she needed more social opportunities. I worked on that and it was smooth sailing ever since. 8)
Just remember, public kids complain about going to school! LOL Kids are going to complain one way or the other. It's our job as parents to distract, LISTEN, and shake things up on those days, not to practice democracy. LOL Look at the 'whine' decide if it has merit, decide if there is something you can do to demonstrate you are listening to them and then maybe plan a field trip to get them out of the house. BUT at the end of the day, YOU are the parent and you make the choice. Same thing you would do if they were going to public and woke and said, "But, Mooooom, I don't want to go to school today! Can't I just stay home?" lol
Quoting Saraho5:That's good to hear! I don't think my daughter will give me too much grief. But, on those "boring" days, I worry she's going to complain & insist on going back. lol
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