Seriously Considering Homeschooling, But...
by Maru Fehr
My four year old boy is turning five late October and misses the school cut this year. Some people said this is a good opportunity for him to be the older kid in his 2010 kindergarten class.
I've witnessed some bullying and bad behavior in other kids in his nursery school. It's scary how these little kids can be so mean and miserable at times. In addition to my concerns, we have the limitation in subjects, the importance on testing the kid’s knowledge, the negativism in peer pressure, etc.
I'm not sure if I want to send him to school (kindergarten) and get back a collection of bad behaviors and extreme experiences with the education system; but, at the same time, I'm not sure how this decision based on my fear of other people's kids behavior will impact my son's life as an adult human being in the professional and social fields.
Some guidance will be highly appreciated.