I am having a hard time leaving my 7 year old with strangers for 6 hours and 40 minutes 5 days a week.
How did you all do it?
You want to know why we decided to send her to school? My husband got a promotion in October. He is much busier. Homeschooling with a two year old in the home is hard. Very, very hard. Without my husband’s help it is more stressful than ever.
Another reason we decided to quit homeschooling, my daughter doesn’t like school work. At all. The constant complaining was putting a strain on our relationship. I don’t want to be on her case all the time to finish school work. For now, instead of teacher, I’m going to be mom. (I realize I’ll always be her teacher as well.)
Finally, now that we’re home more than traveling I’ve noticed my daughter is lonely. We joined a local homeschool co-op but just didn’t connect with anyone. Granted, the co-op was just one day per week of class time. Not social time. I’m excited to see her develop friendships with other Christian kids.
I know that homeschooling works really well for a lot of families. It worked well for us when we were traveling. But now, for this new phase of our life, we are trying out private Christian school.
I’m nervous. But I feel good about this decision at the same time. I’ll keep you all updated.