When we were in Cebu, we tried to make things as normal as possible. It was hard to do formal homeschooling when you have a hundred and one things running in your mind. We opted to “unschool” the girls, but at the same time, we prayed that everything will work out the way God wants it to be.
Guess what? Without any formal homeschool classes, the girls were able to excel in so many areas: Yona’s drawing has improved a whole lot, Lana started reading hard and long words at the age of 4, the girls’ comprehension skills are superb and their maturity is beyond their years.
Our life in Cebu was more fun than bad. Sure there were plenty of problems, yet it didn’t stop us to live the way we wanted to.
Their constant travel to and from Leyte also exposed them to various cultures which I think is important (they should know their roots!)
Overall, the unschooling has helped my girls mature in ways beyond my imagination. And if only I could, they’ll be homeschooled all throughout their youth…however, we would also want them to be with kids their age and experience the school setting so we’re enrolling Yona with a provider this year so she’s ready for Grade 7 next year.
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