The issue of home schooling has become quite the hot topic in my house lately, which has come as a shock to me because it is something I have always thought I would be against. Now there are many reasons why I (we) have started considering this change to our children’s education (not least of which would be the fact that I’m not crazy about the relatively void lives my children are living) but we are now faced with a very basic problem: What now?
I have no doubt in my mind that my children may very well get a far superior education from me than they are getting right now (seriously – if I compare these kids with how I was at their age it is actually scary!!) but how do I start? I haven’t a clue, but I am definitely trying to find out…
The thing is I am dead serious about looking into it. And I really am considering doing it for all three of my children. The commitment is scary as hell I must admit…but surely making sure that they get the kind of stimulation they need and watching them grow up into three INDIVIDUALS would be worth the effort? Am I crazy for thinking this way?
What do you think? Would you consider it? Pros and cons? I feel like I seriously need to brainstorm a bit here without being drowned by the “You’re crazy and you’re going to turn your children into antisocialites” argument.
Is it possible that this could be a more effective way to educate them? I feel like it is. I feel like my eldest son especially is drowning in a system that wants to medicate instead of inspire him. What if I can provide them with goals and independence which is something that seems to be stripped away from them on a daily basis in government schools?
What do you think? Really….