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Hi, my name is Becky. I am married to a wonderful christian man, Jason. We have been married for 15 years. Together we have 3 children; twin boys that are 14 (in 8th grade) and a daughter who is 5.
We are considering homeschooling our daughter. She will start kindergarten in the fall.
I would really love to homeschool our boys, but they enjoy baseball and football. In our area, unless you play for the school, baseball ends at age 15 and football ends at age 12. So, this is a very hard decision. I was able to find a town about 45 minutes from us that allows them to play until they are 19. They are very good baseball players and was kind of hoping for a chance for a college scholarship. However, there has been many things this school year that has upset us.
On the way to a baseball game there was a 7th grader that was showing porn, from his cell phone, on the bus. He showed my boys. They told us when we got in the car on the way home. They told the coach the next morning. Then, when the only punishment was missing one game and to run a few laps at PE, we got upset. We prayed about what to do. We decided to talk to the JV coach. Well, he probably told the head baseball coach and he pulled my boys aside and started yelling at them and telling them to mind their own business. Well, my husband went to him and had a discussion that it became our business when he showed it to our boys. Then we went to the superintendent together. Apparently nothing was ever done. He was still allowed to play every game while some kids that had done nothing wrong sat the bench.
Then a few weeks ago a kid in their class brought a knife to school. He showed it to my son and said he was gonna scare another kid that was picking on him. So, my son told one of the teachers. He only got 3 days ISS and he was back in the classroom.
They are around cussing all day long and then they came home yesterday saying one of their football coaches was cussing. We are not happy with this at all. They did call home today and said they didn't want to play football anymore but we told them to go on to practice today so we could all sit down and discuss it before they made a decision.
My husband is not behind me 100% on wanting to homeschool. I did homeschool them for a few months when they were in kindergarten, but we moved into a better school district so we put them in ps. Well, after we moved again, they really wanted to attend the public school in the area. They knew alot of the kids from playing Little League with them. So, we agreed. They were in 5th grade. This is teh first year that we have had this kind of trouble.
I could go on and on about everything but I know you are probably tired of reading...
Please just help me pray that we will make the right decision for our kids..thanks.