I pulled my daughter out of public school at Christmas break when she was in 2nd grade. At the time it was terrifying, but as we’ve been in it for two and a half years now, I can say that it’s the single best thing I ever did for her. Homeschooling has turned her from a shy, insecure kid to a confident, articulate young girl. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but also one of the most worthwhile and rewarding.
My son is still in regular school and he’s thriving there. It isn’t my first choice for him, but it’s working for now.
My daughter uses use a free online curriculum called Easy Peasy, and it is exactly how it sounds – easy to use. I worried that the material wouldn’t be difficult enough and that I’d have to supplement it, but I don’t. It’s fantastic.
People ask if homeschool is a lot of work and how I have time to do it, since I work part time at a regular job too. It’s really not that much more work than dealing with all the homework and constant requests for money and supplies from public school. I make time for it because I enjoy it. People always make time for what they enjoy. I see such a benefit for my child that the time and energy spent is well worth it. I can’t think of anything more important that I could be doing with my time. What else would I do? Watch tv? I don’t think so.
If you are considering homeschool and you’re afraid to take the plunge, send me a message. I would be happy to talk to you about our journey.