Join Date: May 2007
Location: São Paulo, Brazil--from Atlanta, US
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I am an American living in Brazil; my very shy English-speaking-only 9-yr-old daughter still goes to school in the US because English-speaking schools are prohibitively expensive for us here in Brazil, and eventually I'll be moving back to the US anyway, so not sure I want to try to get her acclimated to the Portuguese language and a Brazilian public school as this may end up putting her behind in her studies when we go back to the US.
So right now I only see her when I go to visit her in the US and during her summer vacations when she comes here (in-between, we talk on Skype), and of course I want to see her much more often. Ideally, I want her living here with me, but I want to do what is right for her as she has some trouble (anxiety) with big changes. I want her to feel confident and stay ahead in her studies.
As far as a solution goes, maybe I'm doing the right thing by keeping her in school in the US (where she lives, happily, with her dad)... Or maybe I could homeschool her here? The thing is, I don't know anything about homeschooling, including whether or not I would actually be good at teaching at her level.
What would you do?? Ideas? Would you say, "Homeschool, of COURSE"?
Tamara: Aspiring doula, partner to Brazilian musician, mom to THREE GIRLIES!
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)