The following is a post by contributor Cheryl Pitt.
It’s that time of year again! It’s the time when hordes of parents ponder, pray, and agonize over whether or not to homeschool.
I can hear the collective sizzling of mental snyapses frying under the weight of the decision. I understand of course. It’s not an easy decision to make, or one to be taken lightly.
I was a teenage mom. I had my first child at 17. When we began homeschooling, I was the ripe old age of 22.
At 22 you think you know everything. Naturally, I wanted to impart all my earthly wisdom to my son. I didn’t agonize much over the decision. Homeschooling was something I felt was right, so I was going to do it! I jumped directly into the deep end of the homeschool pool without much thought.
Now, 13 years later, I’m a little older and wiser…wise enough to wonder what on earth I was thinking. The last few days I’ve been appalled at the prideful and blase way we began our homeschool journey. After all, homeschooling is a big deal. Right?