21 January 2010

Homeschool -- throwing in the towel

Well, it's been 9 months since the decision to homeschool. I haven't blogged near as much about it here as I should have. Today is my son's first day back in public school. This has been a hard time and a difficult transition with the deaths of so many loved ones, relocating, and much more.

On one hand, I feel like it's been a failed attempt -- that it turns out homeschool (in the format we attempted) was not the right long-term decision for us. On the other hand, though, I am hoping that this 9 months has provided a better footing (especially emotionally/socially) for "success" back at public school. I'm hoping that we've broken the downwards spiral he was in before at public school.

Fingers crossed... knock on wood... remind me to breathe. Hoping this is the right decision for now.