Nicole - posted on 10/22/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hello everyone. I actually don't homeschool my kids - yet. I joined this thread to get some advice and encouragement. I grew up and graduated from a private/Christian school and vowed I would not make my children miss things like football games and proms. But now, with 2 kids in middle school, I am terrified of what they witness everyday! We don't have a private school that we can afford and so I'm looking into homeschool. I just haven't gotten the courage to do it yet. I'm so afraid that I will mess them up. Does that make sense? At this point, I'm just praying about it.
I also hesitate because my kids are now involved in their band and LOVE it. We love the teacher too, and the kids they are close to in band are pretty good. They're normal kids - not too scary :)
Am I trying to shelter them too much? I just want to put them in this giant bubble where nothing bad happens to them, where they can't hear terrible things, and participate in less than ideal activities. I had my kids at a very young age - another choice that scares me to death with looking at my very mature 11 year old daughter. YIKES!
Sorry for rambling on..