Sunday, October 23, 2005

Just interested...

... if you have the time and can be bothered - anybody want to reveal just exectly why they chose to homeschool?

Just interested is all.


At 9:51 pm, Blogger merry said...

At 3 1/2 Fran was a panic-stricken, very immature toddler who had enormous hearing problems due to cleft related glue ear, very little intelligigle speech and no social confidence at all. She was just about getting to grips with playgroup but was far from confident. She has a late May birthday so would have gone to school at just 4 and 3 months. There was absolutely no way she was going to handle it and absolutely no chance of her getting a statement to give her support. We were petrified she would be a victim of bullying, worse for me because i had been bullied and she was an obvious target.

We just knew she couldn't do it but had no idea what to do. Then one day in town someone handed me an eo leaflet and i just knew it was what i was going to do. It took a while to convince Max and initially the remit was only her, not Maddy and only till she was 7. But it wasn't long into our journey before lots of things began to appeal, not least the stark contrast btwn pboro schools and our own schooling experience.

I know Amelie could cope perfectly well in school but i'd never look back now. What started out as a desperate reaction, became a very positive choice.

Within a few

At 11:31 am, Blogger Alison said...

Eldest didn't want to go to school - her position was that she didn't want to be taught thngs, she wanted to learn things. SO I thought that if a 4 year old could see the distinction then perhaps I should listen to her.

Nothing's happened in the last nearly-5 years to make me change my mind. Watching my children learn makes school seem, at best, a waste of time.


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