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it's been a long week

November 13th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

It's been a long week. Remind me again why I don't homeschool or private school my kids?

Yes again we saw our neighbor and the boy S. No apology and his mom stopped me after the bus and said "well S said he was just kidding and joking. He didn't mean to spread rumors and thought it was funny." He also reacted poorly to DK1 saying something bossy "you aren't doing it right" so he reacted and she realized that he hadn't told the truth about the situation. "He reacted poorly but kids will be kids." "it's not his fault other children are provoking the situation."

Something I never thought I'd contemplate is whether private school is an option or homeschooling. We are very big supporters of public school. We are very big supporters of public education and yet I am starting to question if it's worth buying a home in a "good" school district? Or should we focus instead on a location with a nice house and focus our money on private school? Or maybe even consider homeschooling?

3 Responses to “it's been a long week”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Homeschooling is the only way to entirely avoid those situations. This isn't the schools fault and can't be avoided in a private school either. Consider it a lesson to your child to know that not all kids act appropriately and it often comes back to how they were taught by their parents. There are all types of people in this world and even as adults we deal with people who react in ways we would not.

    So sorry it happened to your child.

  2. Buendia Says:

    I'm so sorry! I think you have to do what is best for your child... whether that is public school, private, homeschooling... We opted for private school, and although creditcardfree is right and there are problem kids everywhere, our school focuses on "social-emotional learning" and helps the kids learn how to be good citizens, and learn how to navigate situations like this. Specifically because these kinds of thing still occur when we're adults, I am a big fan of giving kids the tools to deal with them. It's why we chose the school we did. The education is stellar, too, and I think when you don't have to worry about this kind of thing and the teachers back you up, you have less stress and can learn better. We were also big supporters of public school (and we are not rich, so the tuition is hard for us), but in our town the schools are too big and overburdened to worry about relationships between kids and they don't have enough time or energy to integrate social emotional learning into the curriculum. I hope you find a school option that works for your family!

  3. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    CCF nope it can't be avoided in private school. I just wonder if it's less because instead of a class of 20 it might be 12 kids? I know homeschooling is the only way. And something we should consider.

    Buendia I am not sure about private school. We aren't rich either, certainly not now. I'm not sure that we can afford two kids in private school. What does it cost per year?

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