Originally Posted by Dakota's Mom
My son never attended school so I didn't vote. He probably wouldn't survive in school though. He is so hyper. There is no way he could sit still for 6 hours a day.
All this to say that it's clear to me that spelling seems to come naturally when children read a lot, especially once they start wanting to write.
I think some children have a knack for spelling and others don't. I'm sure there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that will point to children who read a lot but can't spell at all.
I think there is a line between discussing your reasons to homeschool and justifying them. It really depends on the whole family dynamic. If the OP is in a situation where she feels defensive about discussing HS then I think it's better to wait until she feel better versed and more confident about it to avoid that "I've just been railroaded" feeling.
Now there are some people who thrive on that kind of debate/discussion to work through and solidify their stance on...
Your child is very young. You don't really need to be discussing your son's educational path with anyone at this point.
Instead of spending time trying to ease your family's fear of homeschooling, why don't you use these young years to read all that you can about HS so that you feel more comfortable discussing it?