kirsten first of all i want to personally and warmly thank you for this thread. i have been wondering and wondering what i wanted to do about schooling my son since his conception.
now that hes three and a half i am feeling the pressure to make a decision. or at least do loads of reseach on the subject, so i have been lurking on these shooling boards for the past few weeks.
i have not learned so much in these last weeks as i have from this one thread. and i am grateul for the oppertunity. kirsten i feel that you have been very clear and responsible in your posts, q's and a's alike and i do not think you have been preachy at all.
i am comeing from a position of needing these forums to help me make an informed desicions, not to get support for a firm decision i have already made. there have been questions asked and info provide i did not know how to ask for.
i too have had some of the apperant closeminded thoughts about hs'ing. should i be put down for that? i think not. it would seem to me that courage of asking and responding honestly and secerly to a subject additingly not known about is a characteristic of great quality. and one i feel that hs'ing should support. how would i know better without a direct personal experiance? and if i hadnt had one or one that was skewed then shouldnt i ask? and how would i find out about hsing and how it really is without asking? would i offend if i didnt already know? and the same about psing, how would i really get a fair response if i just stayed in my relative corner? especially since i know little of each i need info on all options and views. and i hope that when i am more experainced and informed i feel like i can come here to ask those with personal experaince.
kirsten, your school sounds absolutely wonderful to me. it sounds like a community, something i think is in great lacking in modern times, be it mainstream or "natural" lifestyles. and i am happy to think that there are ne orginizations out there careing so much. it also sounds like it doesnt have ne of the issues presented in the minuses list of why ps is not good. from what ive learned about your involvement and consideration concerning your choice of shcool shows you to be a very thoughtful,loving,concious parent, and i think your daugter is very lucky to have you.
Vanna's mom i benifited greatly from your post,Greatly, thank you.
thanks to everyone who contributed to this discusion, i am very grateful.
p.s kirsten i notice we both reside in wa state, would you be willing to send me some info on your school and or tell me how to look up my areas options?
o and obviously whatever i decide i will not be teaching my son to spell
that would be a true discervice :LOL