Leo entered a half-day Kindergarten program last August. We knew that he was ahead academically but we sent him other reasons. We wanted him to socialize with his peers, we wanted him to get used to our public school, we wanted him to experience “specials” (gym, music, Spanish, art, library, etc.), and, maybe- just maybe- a small part of us needed a little break from his intensity. We also needed some time to figure stuff out and that “stuff” lead to testing and eventually the decision to homeschool.
|“Let it gooooooo!!”|
|Anatomically correct Santa Claus|
We ask children to do for most of a day what few adults are able to do for even an hour. How many of us, attending, say, a lecture that doesn’t interest us, can keep our minds from wandering? Hardly any.
~John Holt, How Children Fail
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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