Re: Thanks for all the help everyone!
You and your wife are doing the right thing. As parents, we have to
do what is best for our kids (even if they don't appreciate it at the
time), but involving your daughter in the homeschool decision and
giving her power over that decision is good. If she is even the
least bit resistant to homeschooling, you'll have such a rocky
start. This way when you do begin, she won't be resentful or have
My son was ready but we did go through a period of mourning, so to
speak. He missed the routine and he missed his friends. It was
about two weeks before he finally seemed to settle in to not being in
school. He still will sometimes say that he misses school but every
time I offer to let him go back, he declines.
Best of luck and we look forward to hearing from your family soon!
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> My wife and I really appreciate all the feedback and encouragement
> all have given. I asked Sage today if she wanted to go back toschool
> tomorrow (first day back from winter break) to say goodbye to herclass
> and teacher. She thought this was a good idea but soon started toget
> cold feet about exiting her school. Since we first talked with herwould be
> about the idea of homeschooling around the beginning of this school
> year she has liked the idea and has inquired regularly when we
> starting. I reminded her of all the reasons why homeschooling isgoing
> to be great but told her there was no pressure and that she couldkeep
> going to school until she was ready. She figured ten days would bethough.
> needed to decide. I'm thinking the decision will come in sooner
> One reason being that she is not a morning person and her bus comesat
> 705! Time will tell. Thanks again everyone and we look forward to
> joining up with you as fellow homeschoolers soon!