Letting Kids in on Education Decisions

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[Editor's Note: Have you ever struggled with making a decision on behalf of your child's best interests... only to realize that they should have some input and, in fact, they do have an opinion? Shocking! Idaho Dad at A Family Runs Through It recently had an experience like that with regard to the future of their homeschooling. I love when our kids teach us things in such simple ways. -Jenna]

Big Decision:

ClosedOne morning, just last week, I was again thinking about our options for returning to public school when I had a sort of epiphany. For the first time, I asked my son what he wanted to do.

His answer was clear and confident. “I want to continue homeschooling.”

The door that I’d left open suddenly started to close. Actually, it was more of a slam.

Just like that, I realized there was an option I hadn’t been considering. And it really is the best option. I mean, look at what we’re doing: one-on-one teaching, creative curriculum, independent learning. Who wants to argue against that?

Photo Credit: jasoon.

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