Thursday, August 7, 2014

She Keeps Thanking Me...

As many of you may know from following, I started homeschooling my two daughters in 2008 before I even had my son. It was a family decision, and it's one that we are all happy with. Despite the challenges  , which I've been honest about along the way. It has worked.  We didn't homeschool every year, we took a year or two off, but mostly it was on. The most important thing for me was that my children knew that learning at home was an option for them.

My oldest daughter attended two years of high school at different performing arts schools. After feeling disappointed in the quality of education at her second school, she requested coming home to learn again. We signed her up for public high school at home, and got her a private vocal coach. She also sang in two choirs, and joined a theater ensemble thereby creating her own performing arts curriculum in the community as opposed to school. 

She thanks me all the time and points out exactly how homeschooling has helped her to be free, independent, understanding, and feeling as though she can take on the world. 

I am always shocked when I hear that thank you, but it melts away all the doubt and side-eyes I got from outsiders when we first made that decision in October 2008. 

Here she is doing what she loves best! Enjoy!

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