Monday, May 4, 2009

52 Teachers, 52 Lessons #16: On Homeschooling

This week's entry comes from Jim Jenkins, a homeschooler from the southeast US:

If you and your child are not suited to home-schooling, then don't.

We successfully home-schooled two daughters. They are both home-schooling their children today.

Our third daughter did not want home-schooling. All our attempts to build an environment that she could accept for home-schooling failed. In her teens, she insisted on formal schooling. Now she is the mother of a bright child, but she refuses to even consider home-schooling.

I hope you can do better with _all_ of your children, but - if you can't - please do not try to force it.

Read more about this project here or add the 52 teachers 52 lessons tag to your favorites. Email your entries to teachforeverATgmailDOTcom. Week 17 will be posted next Monday, May 11th.