Sheelah - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
Our daughter is five and will starting school this up coming September. This is my first child going to school and I'm basically scared spit less, lol!
We've dabbled with the idea of homeschooling, but my husband has decided the public school in the town we live in is good for our kids to attend. And I don't disagree. We live in a small town that's still very Bible based, but the school is still a public school and obviously teaches evolution, and secular life styles (that my husband and I don't agree are right) are okay. We have several connections to the school. My daughter's kindergartner teacher may be a woman from our church going back to school from maternity leave (which makes me feel so much better about letting her go, lol)! Another woman from our church also works at the school, I think she teaches grade 5 or something like that. Yet another woman from our church has a sister who is on this school's board of directors. She's a strong Christian woman who takes great pride in the school's Christian morals! And yet another couple from our church told me once that if they hadn't been able to get their kids into the private Christian school they go to they'd have moved to our town and sent them to the public school here because they too had heard of the school's stronger Christian's morals.
All these things make me feel better about sending our kids to this school, but for some reason I still feel like we're making the wrong decision. The private Christian school in our area isn't an option because it's not possible to send what will be four kids to that school on only one income, as I'm a stay at home mother. So the only other option we'd have is home schooling. I don't know if I'd be good at home schooling. Everything in me tells me I wouldn't be, but at the same time I'm so scared to let my kids go into the public school system. All the evolution crap and secular life styles they learn about there give me the jitters! Am I just lacking in my faith? Do I just need to pull up my pants and put more trust in God? Or I am justified in how I feel? Could it be a bit a both? Am I just being an over paranoid first time school mother? Any feed back anyone?