Today I will be starting a series about a VERY touchy topic in the homeschooling community. It is one of those topics that is guaranteed to come up the minute you make that decision or if you even decide that you want to voice that you are thinking about making a decision. The result is generally, “Don’t Homeschool! You Will Ruin Your Kids!!”
“You want to do what?”
“Why would you do that?”
“You are just going to ruin them”
These are the statements and supportive feedback most homeschoolers get once they decide to share with friends and family their intentions to homeschool.
Whenever someone says this to me, however, it always catches me a little off-guard. Thankfully my Jamaican stubbornness mixed with my Canadian politeness always saves the day. Sometimes I even have to remind myself that my advisers are simply concerned for me and not trying to attack me and my choices.
As a result of these experiences, I will be addressing the popular reasons given for why no one should homeschool. So sit back, grab your cup of coffee (or 2 or even 3) and walk with me over the next 3 weeks. My first post will be on Thursday and it is entitled : “Don’t Homeschool : You Have No Teacher Training”