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I'm curious about people's views on homeschooling and public schooling, the benefits and disadvantages of each.
I was a person who thought that homeschooling was only for those "crazy ladies," in my defense it was when I was younger!
My kids keep asking for me to homeschool them, they are happy with their school and we have had no issues. They go to a really nice charter school, hands on learning 15 to 1 ratio, only 4 days a week M-Th, uniforms, small community feel, electives, art class, Spanish class, it's a great school; I love it and they love it!
I use attachment parenting and they and I are extremely attached, they say they miss me too much. I struggle to get them out of the car some mornings; my 3rd grader cried the other morning, when she had to get out of the car. I have made sure, it isn't that they don't like school and aren't getting bullied; and honestly the school is small, they have moral training and don't tolerate bulling.
I also am getting tired of missing them also, I feel like I might be missing these precious years, where they still need and want me.
At the same time I'm scared of the lack of socialization, the commitment and the judgments I might face if I choose homeschooling!
I have a 6th grader, a 3rd grader, a kindergartner and a 1 year old. They all have expressed they would prefer me to homeschool them and they know I'm not a push over, I rule my house with an iron fist. All summer we did lessons from 8-12PM. Also, I'm in college to obtain a teaching degree, so I love teaching!
Thank you to all that replied, with polite responses; I appreciate the input! I'm sorry that there were some disputes, I hate when that happens; I am learning that not all adults act like adults lol! Well I have decided to leave them in their wonderful charter school, main reason being that I don't want to be responsible for their socialization. I hate socializing and the thought of having to seek out groups and other mothers, was too much for me! So again really thanks for all the comments, I had not thought about having to socialize, just the academics of homeschooling! For those that thought I was overly attached to my kids, yes I am overly attached, but promise you that they will be fine. My parents used attachment parenting and we have a great relationship, they live only 5 houses down from me and are very involved in all my children's lives, as well as mine!