Friday, August 26, 2011

Difficult Choices

For roughly a week I have been thinking extensively about our family's relocation. The education of my children is something I hold very dear to my heart and I will always believe that being active in and responsible for a child's education is one of the most important things a parent can do. Which is why I am heartbroken and devastated with the decision our family made.
After continuously dismissing the idea, I reluctantly made the phone call to the main office of the middle school where we are moving and asked about enrolling the Little Boy. I hung up and cried. My next step as far as making sure he can attend the first day of class is to take proof of residency, the Little Boy's birth certificate, and a copy of his immunization record to the office at the school and fill out a bunch of paperwork. I honestly do not know if I will be able to get through it without breaking down.
I do not want him to think I gave up on him. That could not be further from the truth.
The Young Lady will continue her course at home through The American Academy. When the Little Boy reaches high school, he, too, will likely return to home education through an accredited program.
I desperately want what is in the children's best interests. At this time, the consensus is the Young Lady will be better able to focus on her more demanding studies without her brother's distractions. The Little Boy has been undecided about returning to public school, but leaned more toward it as a result of the desire he has to be hands-on with his learning. I did my best to have a very interactive home school. Admittedly, we lack the resources to provide materials to do amazing experiments. Without active participation and hands-on opportunities the Little Boy gets bored quickly.
The Little boy is becoming excited about meeting new friends at school and is hoping to meet someone who lives within close proximity to our new home. I am definitely more worried and heartbroken about this difficult choice than he appears to be.
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  1. I can understand all your feeling on this, I would have felt the same myself. I'll keep you in prayer over this, and your son as he makes his move into the school environment. Remember you have given him the best start you can, and I'm sure he will know that too. Love lin

  2. it will be ok hun---he'll adjust wonderfully and you need the break.