Did your child have any input when it came to homeschooling?
Hi all. I just joined the group, because I am thinking about homeschooling. My daughter is already five, but she has a late birthday, so she'll started k5 when she is almost six. I've thought about homeschooling off and on, and had decided maybe I would try it (sort of, an online academy with supplemental lessons and stuff from me). My daughter seemed okay with the idea at first, but then changed her mind. She said she wants to go to school with other kids.
I can tell she gets lonely. I'm an okay playmate I guess, but she longs to be around other kids. I try to take her places where she can interact with children and we have lots of cousins she plays with...but I guess it hasn't been enough so far.
I'm still interested in homeschooling, but not if it makes her miserable to know what she's missing out on. I try to explain to her that school is 99% work and only 1% the playground she seems to think is so cool. I said now that she's old enough she could do soccer, basketball, and we'd join some groups in the next town over (my town isn't the tiniest, but there were almost no groups that I could find...maybe I'm looking in the wrong places?)
So far we've leaned toward public school, even though something in me tells me to look at homeschooling again. I don't know what it is yet. Maybe I just don't want my baby to leave. If that's the reason, I don't think that's a good enough reason to keep her home, since it's going to be a lot of work. But I think I need to do some more reading and soul searching, and I'm running out of time. Enrollment here is in a few more months.
That's my story so far. lol. I guess my questions are:
How did you make the decision to homeschool?
Did your child have a say in the matter, or did you do what you thought best regardless?
Where do you find the much needed social interactions? I'm thinking we'd need to get her somewhere with kids at least a few days a week for her to be happy, and maybe even daily trips to the park or something aside from that.
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