I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but I couldn't find a good search term to narrow down results. So, everyone keeps talking to my daughter about being excited to go off to kindergarten. School sounds like a lot of fun, riding the bus, having recess. We just told her recently that we are going to home school.
I tried to explain it to her, that we would have more freedom to do what fits our family, but she seems to be searching for some way to understand why she's not going to school with the rest of the kids. I noticed that she just goes along when people ask her about kindergarten or school and gets quiet. She doesn't really have a way to talk about it--like she feels like she's not going to embark on this great passage with everyone else and is perhaps embarrassed, since she's not "going off" like everyone else.
She's started playing with her little brother that its "time for school..."
Just wondering how other folks have helped their small children understand going against the norm or to normalize our choice and how she can talk to others about it when they ask the questions they all ask.
Are there any books/media out there where the kids are homeschooled. Not The Wild Thornberries. I think that the characters in that show are too weird.