My daughter is 3 and we are heavily considering homeschooling. Then I hear it from all over the place, it seems.
"Your child needs to be socialized." What does that even mean? I hear it all the time! Is there a chart of comparison that will tell me that my kid can't communicate to other kids as well school kids do? Has anyone experienced their child not being as well versed in "socilization?" Should I really send a kid to school with the hopes that the school will teach her how to speak politely and sweetly? I don't know how to counter this accusation.
"Pre School and Head Start have shown that they really give kids an advanced start." How can I match that when I have no studies showing that I can give my kid an equally good head start!? Is teaching my kid to sit in a circle on a carpet a real "advanced start" or is there more to PreK than learning to stand in line?
"It's so hard to do." I've heard that if you teach your kids to educate themselves and love learning (not to make that sound easy) that it's really no more challenging than what I do daily as a SAHM, just different. Can anyone back me on that?
Any input and your counter reasons to these oh-so-common complaints I hear would be so awesome!
Could I pack up you ladies and travel with me! I do feel very encouraged by your responses. I'm also glad that everyone else seems to have met this "Challenge" and overcome it. Thank you all for so much support and encouragement against the naysayers.