That's such a silly argument for school, but I can see how it would bring up mama guilt. Families have learned and worked together for thousands of years, but now that we've had schools for the last 100, it suddenly becomes unfair to the second child if you don't send the oldest away?!
My kids love having time alone with mom or dad and we try to give it to them whenever possible. But none of my kids needs to be the oldest in the house for 6 daily hours. Your son's issues are a result of age (3's a tough one, I find) and the acting out is more likely about having a baby take up mama's time than about having an older brother. Whatever the cause, mama your family will figure out how to handle the issues, or simply mature out of them, without having to institutionalize one family member for the sake of another one. Really, what message would that give your oldest?!
Sisters can sometimes be our toughest critics! And they know exactly what buttons to push, don't they? I agree with the pp who said this is about your sister's objection to homeschooling and she knows exactly what seed of doubt to plant!
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