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Homeschooling: Trial Size

This great essay on the decision and process of a first-time, short-term homeschooler is very well written and researched. Thanks to HomeSchoolBuzz reader Jenna for sending it.
My ten-year-old daughter, Julia, was never a good fit in the public schools. Her teachers described Julia as a “very creative child,” with strong emotions, obsessive interests, and little patience for group activities and social norms. In the classroom, she sat with a book perched on her knees, sneaking dragon stories under her desk and missing the teacher’s instructions. On the playground, she avoided the girls’ cliques and boys’ noisy games, and sat alone in the shade digging for fossils. Every day she came home with another large rock. Read more…

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