I think I’m now at the crossroad which other homeschooler moms have crossed at one point in their lives. I am also asking the same question that they have once asked themselves: To homeschool or not to homeschool?
June is fast approaching. And before I know it will be staring me in the eye. As early as now, relatives are starting to ask if Yesha will begin her schooling this coming June, to which I have no answer yet.
Should I enroll her in preschool? What about play school? I don’t know yet.
I’m not really in a hurry to decide or even to put her to school, but a little pressure is building up due to some well-meaning relatives. At four, Yesha is not yet required to attend school. The mandatory level starts at five as kindergarten. So I have to turn this idea of homeschooling over and over in my head.
Meanwhile, I will still read and check out playschools here in Pasig.
UPDATE (after 3 days)
While I was looking for answers when to teach a child to read, I bumped into this article: Children teach themselves to read. The article did not just answer my question on reading but it also answered my question about homeschooling. I haven’t plowed through all the 259 comments on the article yet, but I can say that I am strongly inclined now in homeschooling more than ever.
There is no question that homeschooling is the best for my daughter. However, there is only one concern that is presently lingering on me: Is my self-discipline enough to sustain this lifestyle? Well, I still have an ample time to smoothen out our daily routine. So I will be continuously working on this one.
For this school year, I have just decided that we’re not going to enroll her in a regular school. She will learn here at home, where the world will be her main teacher, her curiosity her curriculum; and me as her guide.