Recently we had to make a hard decision in our home. As anyone that knows me is aware, I am a huge proponent of home schooling. I truly believe the public school system in America is broken. Emma spent her kindergarten year in public school and we were not impressed to say the least.
She spent her first-grade year in a private, Christian school (We also ran into doctrinal issue with this school as well). In both schools we had issues with bullying. So, this year we opted to home school. Since, I am a single mom this was very challenging. I tried my best. But at the end of five months, I am tossing in the towel. Why?
It wasn’t working. Spending eight hours a day in solitude while I worked was not ideal, for Emma. Since starting this method, in August her behavior has been horrible. We have tried everything to fix this problem. Nothing works. Nothing. It has been a very disruptive and hard time for our little family of three.
So last week, after praying and discussing the situation with Josh I enrolled her into public school. It was with a heavy heart that I did this.
Do I think public school is a cure-all? No. But, I recognize the institution does exist for a reason. And right now, we are thankful for it’s existence. Emma, will finish out the school year in public school. This is only six months. I, along with friends, will be praying fervently that God will protect her little heart during that time.
What then? There are tentative plans in place to remedy these schooling woes. It’s my prayer the Lord will bring those plans to fruition, but only He knows what will be. We will trust in Him and continue to plan for the future as He reveals it to us.