|My Two Cents|
As our reality progressed, I realized we continue to reap the benefits of our one-year homeschool experience with our kids. Our family's dynamics changed forever from that year of constant companionship. Although our kids are back to the grindstone of public education and we experience the frustration of putting our kids development in the hands of others, I know we created a bond with them that will enrich our relationships for the rest of our lives.
Many parents have spoken with me about our experience. The homeschool parents are interested in our travel curriculum, but can't believe I only home schooled for a year. (Their manners dictate they thinly veil their horror of us returning our kids to public school so they aren't rude- just a bit incredulous.) Other parents are envious of our time off from work- wishing they had the funds to enable their family to take a year off with their kids. I understand both points of view. To the homeschool parents I say, "We wish we could continue, but we have to feed the kids." To the public school parents I say, "We sacrificed a lot to enable our one year family sabbatical, but it was worth it."
Both sides ask me, "What's the point of home schooling for only one year?"
The answer to this question is my platform for societal reform (Yes, I believe some parents need a wake-up call!) I want to share with the world how our home school travels have shaped our family life.
Stay tuned to read about reasons to homeschool for only one year. Perhaps, your family life could benefit, too.