I’ve been thinking about sharing about this as it’s something I’m asked often usually followed by many people’s negative opinions that firstly I haven’t asked for and secondly are there thoughts and that’s all they are as they have no experience of homeschool.
We homeschool because I choose to, was it a easy decision? For me yes, my husband no.
We have many a debate about it for years but it’s something I felt so strongly about.
My husband liked School he enjoyed the social side maybe more than lessons but overall did well, I on the other hand hated School was a constant victim of people’s bullying, struggled being dyslexic, felt unsupported by the teachers and struggled to make friends.
Some of that could be down to me and my personality i find social situations hard and keeping a conversation and friendships going don’t come easy to me. We as my husband is more sociable than I am.
Through my school years I was very driven I had one goal and that was to dance professionally no one at my high school had goals like that and I developed a lot of anxiety regarding School, being the target of one teachers obsession with my weight even though I ate like a horse they convinced most of the school I had a eating disorder till my Mum stepped in. My memory’s from school are not happy memories.
When I found out I was expecting School was a big issue for me so I stared to research other options. My son attend Steiner kindergarten and forest school kindergarten till the age of 7 part time which I often went along to and he loved.
It’s perfect for him being a sensitive child , the groups were small and quiet and he was able to explore and develop at his own pace, my son is also very dyslexic and is currently being assessed privately for support. Homeschooling for us has ment this hasn’t been a stressful time for him as he hasn’t been comparing his struggles to other children’s achievements like he naturally would in school.
We follow a semi strutted day and meet up with other homeschooling family’s in the area . My son has no social issues and is not behind other children like people are often quick to say.
He’s a little boy who’s developing at his own pace in to a his own happy person.
Homeschool is perfect for our family