lgliser Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 This is my first post. I was so happy to find this site and what looks like a very active forum! I'm just starting to read The Well Trained Mind and it's really getting me excited to home school my kids. I have 5 year old triplets who started kindergarten at a public school. I started having major anxiety about them going to school and tried desperately to get my husband to agree to send them to a local private school that does a classical education. Kids go MWF and are home schooled T/TH. While I still think this is the perfect option for us, my husband says we need to save money and so I started thinking about full time home school. I think most people have an idea of what a typical home school kid is like and I'm quickly discovering that it seems like the home school world has come a long way. There seem to be lots of opportunities for socialization, so that's awesome. I do feel like I was knocked down a peg last night while I was at dinner with some other mom friends. One was really rude and negative about the idea of me homeschooling. Some others were nice, but did say that we would get lumped in with the "weird" ones. Then there was a mom who was a public school teacher and she said that whenever kids who had been home schooled came to school, they always had a really hard time adjusting socially. I wondered though if any kid would have a hard time at first - even if they were just coming from another school to a new school. Anyway, I'm only JUST getting to where I feel confident enough to think I could teach my 5 year olds, but the thought of teaching middle school and high school age kids totally overwhelms me right now. I realize that taking things one day (or year) at a time is the best thing to do but I am a big planner. I like to think things through and attempt to make the best decision first so I don't have to yank the kids around from one place to another. And I know that I simply can't in this case, but I do want to at least think things through. If I decide that I can't home school them for some of their older years, how much should the thought of them having a hard time fitting in at school play into my decision to home school them now? I hope this kind of question is ok to ask here! Thank so much for any advice. Laney Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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