Friday, February 11, 2011

Preschool? Montessori? Homeschool?

Being a parent means making decisions that not only affect you, but the lives of your children. I don't want to start a debate, but I am less than thrilled with the state of our education system. Teaching to the standardize tests has taken away the power of a teacher to make a great impact on the lives of their students.

As the twinadoes are approaching 4 years old, I'm faced with the decision of how they will spend their last year before entering the education system, unless I decide to homeschool, which is a viable option at this point in time. I have friends on both sides of that opinion and I just worry that I will not do my kids justice. They are both intelligent and well ahead of where they "should" be at this point in time. I don't want to hold them back if I homeschool them.

I'm in the process of checking out standard preschool programs and Montessori programs as well.

Sigh. I just wish the biggest decision I was facing was cloth or disposable diapers. Where have the last 3+ years gone. I miss my babies!!!!


  1. I homeschooled my two daughters in Connecticut for 8 years. I wanted to suggest a book by Lisa Whelchel-'So, you think you want to homeschool'. Contact me if you would like a list of resources that helped me and/or what my experiences were. I loved homeschooling, though it was very much a full-time job, it was very rewarding.:)

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