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Should YOU Homeschool Your Child? Do You Have What it Takes to Teach Your Child at Home?

A good article covering many of the concerns and fears faced by people considering homeschooling.

Questions covered include:

  • Is this really legal?
  • Am I capable of teaching my child?
  • Don’t I have to be trained as an educator to teach?
  • Do I have enough patience to teach?
  • What about my work?
  • But what about the expenses of homeschooling?
  • If I homeschool my child, will he learn how to socialize with others?
  • What will everyone say?

A nice place to start if you are exploring this possibility.

Also, if you have any questions left over, please send us an email and we’ll be happy to help. We may not know it offhand, but I bet we can find a good answer for you.

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So we’re all sick today…everyone but Jack. Thankfully, my mom was able to take him for the day and that allowed the rest of us to get some sleep. As best as we can tell, it was food related rather than contagious.

More importantly, Nora lost her first tooth yesterday. Of course she put it under her pillow. As I checked on the girls before going to bed, I heard them talking.

When I asked what they were discussing, Julia said, “We’re talking about if the Tooth Fairy is real.”

Of course, this floored me, coming from a barely 4 year old. I asked them, “So what do you think? “

Julia said she thought the Tooth Fairy was real but Nora said she wasn’t sure and we’d just have to see in the morning.

I could not have been prouder of my girls that they were actually thinking things like this and that Nora was taking a slightly skeptical, experimental approach to the question.

Gina and I looked for the tooth later during a throwing up episode (of which there were about 20 last night) and could not find it.

Eventually, she admitted that she had put it in her dresser so she could keep it rather than give it to the Tooth Fairy.

Oh well, she was close to a breakthrough and will get there soon.  ;-)

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