The Challenge of Homeschooling for two weeks
Here’s a story by a NYC Mom who tried homeschooling… for two weeks. Too complicated, untraditional and besides, the 5 year old changed her mind.
For me, coming from rural Pennsylvania, the word homeschooling conjured up images of socially backward, religiously fanatical children prepared, more or less, for life on the farm. It was a big surprise, then, to find myself years later attempting to convince my husband that I should homeschool our 5-year-old daughter, Isabel.
Armed with books, Yahoo group memberships and a few interested friends, I began chipping away at my husband’s skepticism. The biggest selling point for him was maintaining control of our child’s education. Read more…