Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm way cooler than bread.

Do you think that parents who homeschool are respected by their school aged children more than parent's with publicly schooled children?  I wonder simply because I spend so much one on one time with my kids going over phonics, books, cuddles *swoon*, addition, helicopters that maybe my kids see me as more than a mom. 

Maybe homeschooled kids see their 'teaching' parent as the one who holds a key to reading on their own.  To my four year old, it's like gold!  I know how to read, and if I show him how to read then he can read too.  Then, because I've given him the freedom of educating himself, Mr. Independent Four-Year-Old-Spiderman-Kid, then I'm the coolest thing since sliced bread.

I love it when he wears the robot costume while adding elephants to pineapples.

The four year old, not the husband.  Just clarifying...


  1. i was homeschooled and i have to say that i believe that homeschooling your kids does not do them justice. to see my sons face that he gets to ride the bus to school and to see him make friends...i think that that is important. kids need to know how to act around other kids not just their parents. kids need to know how to listen and respect other adults not just mom and dad. yes it will cost money for lunch(but not if you send them a cold lunch). i believe that public school is the best you can do for your kids!!!!

  2. I was home schooled. I have to say that homeschooling is one of the best things you can do for your kids, especially when they are young. In the real world, adults work with people of many different ages. We learned to respect our elders, and make friends with each other, and older people, and our friends (whether they were exactly our age or not). Getting involved in some of the many clubs and activities available these days (music, science, speech - to name a few), will help the kids learn to interact with other children, and respect other adults.
    Whatever your choice for education, whether it be home school, private school, charter school, or public school, there will be advantages and disadvantages. No school is risk free. It is up to the parents to decide which set of problems they choose to work though with the children God gave them.