After years of research and months of much needed deliberation, the husband and I decided to pull our eldest daughter out of the traditional school she is enrolled with now and explore the road less traveled, one more time. This time though, she will study along side her sister who is in Pre-K.
Scared? Yes. But that won’t stop me from doing what God has called me to do.
Homeschooling is not new to us. I’ve homeschooled Yona from 2008 until mid-2010, before we sent her to a traditional Catholic school nearby. You can see the posts about our homeschooling journey here, here and here. Back then, putting her in the mainstream was our best decision because we were just starting with the business and have to keep our focus to keep it afloat. After 4 years, a lot has happened and we feel that putting her back at home, this time with her little sister, is our only option, if not the best one.
As a fruit of traditional schooling myself, I have nothing against mainstream schooling and the parents who prefer it over the learning revolution, but, I came to a point of being fed up with the whole educational system: absurd curriculum, politics in school, bullying, unqualified teachers, so on and so forth.
We pay good money for a better education. The school fees cost us an arm and a leg even without the guarantee that my child is getting what she really needs from the institution.
“Is your child special? What are her special needs?”
My child is perfectly normal and she is no different from other kids, the difference lies in the courage I have to pull her out of the dying educational system and teach her what she needs to know, about the world and about life.