Originally Posted by TinkerBelle
I was not referring to school, just what I have seen/heard in everyday life. It just floors me sometimes.:
Funny you should mention homeschooling, though. I did HS my oldest last year. It was not a good fit for him. Or me, to be honest. He enjoys school and does much better in general, in school. His teacher is fabulous. She has a gift for teaching children that I sorely lack. He is a much happier boy now, and I am happy for him.
My middle child has autism and is in the special ed class, where he has had the same teacher for 3 yrs. He has blossomed from an almost nonverbal child, to a child who can hold somewhat of a conversation.
I think homeschooling is great. I am totally for it. I know many moms and dads who do it and do it well. It just didn't work out for us. But, that does not mean the learning has stopped at home. We still read and do other educational things together, and with his brothers and their dad. Learning at home, as you know, is not limited to homeschooling.
I tend to wonder/question 'reports' regarding these sorts of incidents (not yours-- the person who told you they saw the child spanked in the school). It's all these years knowing Fox is out there. :
Although, and don't throw stones, there is no way my child would continue to attend any school which could not keep them safe from being beaten up. That's simply non -negotaible, no matter what my child would want. Esp when the offender is know to be abused. That's a recipe for disaster.
Further I can't see a child choosing to attend a school where they are getting battered if they had other options.
edited for spelling.