Amy - posted on 08/29/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi, I would like to homeschool my daughter who is in 1st grade. I am dealing with opposition from her father because he feels she needs the social aspect of school and the outside influence of another other than myself. Also, so that I can spend more one one one time with our just about 4 year old son. My daughter and I feel completely different. She wants to be homeschooled and has been asking daily since she started the new year 2 weeks ago.
She is very intelligent and has incredible social skills, as she is very outgoing. So I do not feel she "needs" school for that reason. During the first four days of school she had come home complaining that she did not really care for some of the kids in her class, some kids were picking nose and eating it(eewww,sorry), and another girl made fun of the hair on my daughter's arms and embarassed her, another said that she was prettier than her. Seems to me like the other kids need the "social skills". Also, she is constantly sick with something she picks up there. She comes home extremely irritable everyday. I think that these are good enough reasons to keep her home as I see them squashing her spirit.
I need some advice and support regarding this matter. Thank you!