Every so often, I team up with some fabulous Mommy bloggers on Facebook to discuss “current events” of parenting and mommyhood! This week’s topic was about Homeschooling. While I don’t homeschool, and do not plan on it, it was quite an interesting discussion! Check out some highlights below. This week’s moms include Cyndy from Mama Does It All, Ashley (Me) from Maryland Momma’s Rambles & Reviews, Darcy from Tales From the Nursery, Kathleen from Callista’s Ramblings, Heather from Full Price? Never!, Ghada from Mama Goes BAM, LaVonne from Long Wait for Isabella, Mariah from Formula Mom, Lena from Way2Goodlife, and Emily from Nap Time is My Time.
The Mommy Mindset: Homeschooling
Cyndy: Gwen is about to be 4 years old and currently attends preschool two days each week. We do a lot of educational activities with her but not necessarily in a formal or planned way. She will be old enough to start kindergarten in August 2013 (God help me!) and so we are already starting to explore our options: Public school, private school, home school full-time, home school co-op….I’d love to know if anyone has been through this decision process and/or is going to go through this process – lessons learned, things to consider, etc. This is a road I have not been down before.
Ashley: I am very happy with the public and private school options in my town for elementary age and younger. While homeschooling would not fit with my family, I do know several parents who have opted to join home school co-ops and they couldn’t be happier with their decisions. There is such a personality change, for the better, in their children. Every family and every child’s needs are different. Try to think of where your daughter will thrive the most. Best of luck in your decision-making!