Isn't it hard, as a parent, to ensure that the child learns what he/she will need to without a curriculum of some sort to follow. I think that I could create or adjust a curriculum around my son's interests, knowing what they are, but would have a difficult time trying to do it on a daily basis with no real instruction for me to follow. As of the time being, we are planning to send our ds's to Catholic school, as I don't think that I have the personal discipline to ensure that my children don't wind up really stupid
, but I'm keeping my options open. I wish the schools would wise up and realize that not all parents need them to babysit our children everyday, but would perhaps like their assistance in educating our children. I would love to send my child half days when the time comes, then use the curriculum to elaborate on the basis that they create. I don't think I am going to find a school that will be very cooperative. After all, even kindergarten is now a full day which I hate!