Oregon Dad and I attended a parenting conference last weekend. It was fabulous… REALLY. We both took so much home with us and feel that we will be better parents for what we learned. If you EVER have a chance to listen to the Pritchards speak… GO. You won’t regret it.
We also brought home a book titled “Going Public“… it is about helping your children thrive in public education. I say its about time someone addressed this very important issue. In my circle, I often feel that others look badly upon us for putting our crew in public school vs. private or homeschool. Frankly, if we had to cover private school tuition for 5 kids… we wouldn’t be able to make the mortgage. Oregon Dad and I have different views on homeschool… so its not happening in our world. Does that mean our kids aren’t doing well? Absolutely not. We consistently receive GREAT reports from teachers… our children are well above grade level and have formed wonderful friendships. I am active in the PTC and am a frequent face at the school, as well as keeping constant email communications with the teachers.
That said… I would LOVE to put our kids in private school… it just isn’t in the cards for us. So we will work even harder to produce children who can STAND ALONE.
Read the book… even if your kids go to private school or are homeschooled… this book is about parenting. And we can all use a little help there.