Hi everyone. I am a mom of three boys, 10 1/2, 7 1/2, and about to be 6 in August. We tried private school when my oldest son was starting kindergarten. It wasn’t a good fit and we couldn’t really afford the other schools around us because that one had been the cheapest Christ based that I could find. And kinder was also 4days instead of the typical 5. The trouble he was having in school within the first week nearly tore our family apart. I hadn’t wanted to do public, because I grew up in a private school and had this really bad view of all public schools. Turns out we lived in a really good school district, his kinder teacher was really good with him and really dedicated. The principal would sit in on his classes even before there was a diagnosis. He was diagnosed by the end of the year with ADHD and ODDC. My second son has taken speech therapy since he was 2 1/2 years old. He has a repaired cleft lip. My third one just went to kindergarten this 2019-2020 year. This was the first year with all 3 in school. We had a new principal this year and there was a lot of difficulty just surviving this year. It was just so much more of a struggle and one of my 3 kids were almost always in trouble and in the office. So much of our time was consumed by school, practically no family time left. This COVID-19 thing was kind of a blessing for us as we had more time all of the sudden. We were sad that the field trips had to be canceled, because I volunteer for all of my kids field trips and we were kind of sad not to do the end of the year field day and carnival, and the kid’s missed their teachers, but the rest of it we were ok with. I am using the summer to try things out. My husband has always been more on the side of no we won’t homeschool, but I think he may start to open up to the idea if my summer trial works out. So needing lots of prayers sent my way for a good trial and for it to be good enough to be an eye opener for my husband.
Posted by daisy at 2020-06-12 18:48:07 UTC