Wendy - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 45 moms have responded )
My daughter is in the 2nd grade & has LOVED school since kindergarten.She has virtually no one her own age around in her life at home The thought of homescool was inconceivable to her until this year. Each year there seems to be some mean girl in her class-I talk to the teacher, they are seperated & everything is fine. But this year is different, the girl is not only mean but threatens bodily harm to my child if she tells. She has kept this in all year but not w/out an upset stomach every morning & crying to not have to go to school for the 1st time ever. She finally told me the extent of the bullying a coupla days ago. I do not want to send her to school & the thoughts of homeschooling her is kinda exciting to me-as I don't really have a life outside of her- yet scary too-will she learn as much? what about the things she will miss out on, like dances, field trips, plays(drama), band, etc....things I cant offer at home. I talked to her teacher today about the bullying so I'm not sure how that will turn out just yet but sky has decided she wants to be homeschooled regardless now. I'm not sure if it's just the 'new' of it now or what. I just don't want to make a mistake that might not be for the best of my child- either way. Please- anyone with any advice / opinions/ ANYTHING(!!!!!) concerning homeschool,bullying, just my whole situation here- PLEASE REPLY. Honestly, I have NO ONE to discuss this with but my ever faithful moms here in "Circle of Mom's"!