Hands Up for the Loop-de-loop
By Tsh Oxenreider
This year, two of my kids are in school. This is not newsworthy, except for the fact that I swore we’d homeschool most of elementary school, and yet here I am, happily (albeit a little reluctantly) sending them to one of those school places instead of learning at home.
In my early parenting days, and for most of my teenage years, I’d have never in a million years guessed I’d want to homeschool. I’m a product of public school, K through twelfth, and never imagined doing anything else.
But when we decided to move overseas, one of the price tags was homeschooling—our Middle Eastern city didn’t have any English-speaking schools, and our local neighborhood’s school was a bit on the scary side. So I made my peace with the idea of homeschooling, and eventually became sold on all its benefits. There are many.
The point of my post today isn’t to weigh the pros and cons of different schooling methods. It’s about letting go.
(To read the rest of the article, go here: http://www.incourage.me/2012/10/hands-up-for-the-loop-de-loop.html)