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#1 of 6 Old 01-10-2013, 02:03 PM - Thread Starter
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For those who choose not to enroll their children in preschool how have you responded to inquiries? I usually just say, 'no, we are not enrolling in preschool' and leave it at that, I would elaborate if anyone asked though. Just wondering how others have replied when asked.  I suppose the standard 'this is working for us right now' would also work.

How have you responded?

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My oldest started PS at 4.   I got the questions starting at age 3.   I just told them he's got his whole life ahead of him, full of school.  He's still little.  The only reason I enrolled him at 4 is so that he could have a bit more speech/peer interaction.  He had an articulation delay. 



With my youngest, she will be 3 in March, I don't plan on sending her anytime soon.  When the questions come up, I will tell them the same.  



I don't generally care what people think or say tho.  

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we say - "we are happy and so is our DS".........end of story- if they keep asking, we do say all our reasons and after hearing it they usually don't say anymore- we don't give out info unless we want to-not everyone needs to know this reason or the reason why we do other things

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This generally came up at story times or the like with other mom's of similar aged kids and I would just say "We are planning to homeschool, what about you?" and it was never a big deal.  Whether they actually meant it or not, I have only had positive responses when I have told other mom friends/acquaintences that we are homeschooling (lucky me, I would guess others have more negative stories to share!)


If it was more like strangers making conversation, I would just say not yet or that we were planning to homeschool depending on how much I felt like chatting at the moment :)

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I responded the same way you did. Nobody ever asked for elaboration during the preschool years but if they had I would have went the "we mutually enjoy this arrangement" line of explanation and then bean dipped if anything other questions came up beyond genuine curiosity. 


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