Did you know that today , June 4, 2020, is the National Hug Your Cat Day?
Give your furbabies some love!!
It has been almost two years since I have posted this blog, Breaking the Silence: Stop the Stigma in Homeschooling with the primary goal of letting the public be aware of homeschooling, and with the hope of having it accepted as a valid and viable option of educating children.
I have always been vocal and candid that our homeschooling journey is not an easy one due to the constant questioning, judgments, criticisms from other people (From random people to relatives). I want to share with you an example of tirades that we get (this one was online and from a complete stranger).
Disclaimer: Names and pictures of commenters were purposely concealed.
Here, highlighted in yellow were my answers. As much as I can, I try to respond with grace, patience and understanding. But I have also learned along the way, that not everyone will be as receptive and open to concepts that differ from what they have been accustomed.
Who would have known that in 2 years, homeschooling will be considered to be a part of the ‘new normal’? I have been receiving questions regarding homeschooling in the past month as parents are seriously contemplating homeschooling their kids for this school year due to COVID 19. And I encourage you to send me a message, if you have particular concerns and questions. Hopefully, I will be able to address them in my upcoming blogs where I will share more information about the basics of homeschooling.
I miss our normal… our crazy normal life.
In this picture, you will see my son watching me like a hawk, while I was across the street buying some BBQs that we would bring home as our lunch. He was waiting for me to fetch him and his Ate Sofie from their enrichment class.
Yup, although they are homeschooled, they do go out!!! One common misconception about homeschooling is that the kids are just stuck at home. Heck, the common question/criticism, WHAT ABOUT THEIR SOCIALIZATION???
One thing is for sure; the mandate to brick and mortar schools to transition to home learning, brought about by COVID-19 pandemic is far from what homeschooling is all about. I do hope that parents will be able to differentiate that.
And this picture right here is one of our crazy normal days that I truly miss.
How are you guys (especially moms!) holding up?
I hope this will be over soon.
I hope we can all go back to our crazy normal lives.
Please stay safe. STAY HOME as much as possible. Let’s be part of the solution and not contribute more on how the virus can spread.
Photo Taken last February 2020.