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In March of 2006 I pulled my daughter from school (Grade 2). She was lonely, and unchallenged - she also suffered from poor sleep that may or may not have been related to school (she had difficulty falling asleep and claimed to be "terrrified" at night.)
Fast forward to the present - she is "bored and missing her friends" and talking of returning to school in the Fall! The irony of course, is that this is exact reason she left school.
I admit I have not done much with her in the way of homeschooling, I have had a work at home contract that has taken up much of my time. While I know this contract is temporary (and is coming to an end) her experience of homeschooling thus far has been that she is pretty much left to her own devices.
OK - my dilemma is this: Do I put her back in school as she wants? I do not really want to do this as I feel we have not really given homeschooling a shot, BUT I have always allowed my children some say in their schooling. If I do this I will insist she be tested for giftedness as i think this is part of the reason she found school "unchallenging". (I gently inquired at the school before but have always been dismissed
Or do I keep her home? Which is what I am leaning towards - I also have a fear that if she goes back to school, she will want "out" again - and I do not want her bouncing back and forth. I think the school might give me some problems if I do THAT.
I think I know what I am going to do (although opinions still sought) I am mostly venting.