Saturday, 5 September 2009
Should she stay home? I wondered. Homeschooling works well for some, and I don’t want her to be swept away in a mob of influence, a world of preadolescent marketing. I don’t want her to be warehoused as I was.
On the other hand, schools here seem superior to those I went through, we like her teacher, and she craves the company of other children – and we live out in the country. She can always begin staying home next month, next year, in five years, if she needs it – and in the meantime I can keep teaching, including things schools don't teach.
In any case, The Girl walked into her first day pleased and unperturbed.