Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Homeschool or Regular School? THAT is the Question.

For a while now I've been debating back and forth about whether or not to continue homeschooling for my padawan's first grade year. This has been a topic of conversation in past posts, but this time it's grown to a dire state of emergency. 

Ok maybe not EMERGENCY, but a decision must be made tomorrow. 

I had initially intended on keeping my son in his homeschooling program for a few years, to integrate him into schooling more and more. With the amount of activities and on-sight classes, I felt it was a great alternative to sitting in a classroom all day. But the social interaction is something I worried about. Granted - like I said - he does have friends and quite a few options to get socialization. 

Being a mom is tiresome. 

We just got accepted into a choice-school (where I went to elementary school, out of our district) and they want us to fill out the acceptance enrollment forms tomorrow. My biggest fear is this: with his education being so advanced, he may not be challenged as much as he would be in regular school. Also, it's an all day thing (yes I know majority of kids do regular school), but with someone as hands-on as my son, I'm not sure it would benefit him entirely. 

I do think that some sort of detachment would be good for him, so that he doesn't get too de-socialized with other kids. 

This entire thing stems from trying to be a good mom. I want to make the best decision possible, but I'm constantly struggling with what to do. I had made the decision - or so I thought - last week during my son's school picnic, but now with this newest acceptance I'm rethinking everything. 

Typing this I'm leaning more towards homeschool, because of all the benefits it provides, but I'm always wondering "what if". What if public would better my little padawan? What if it would supply him with all that he needs? What if it can help him be a better kid than homeschool? But at the same time, I know what homeschool gives him. I know I can make a schedule to where he gets the interaction, without public school. 

What do you guys think? Any of you have an opinion? Let me know in the comments below, on social media, or by email. 

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