After hearing about the devastating tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, it made me all the more thankful that I chose to pull my children out of public school and have them here with me.
It's a crazy world out there folks and a tragedy like that can happen anywhere - even Smalltown, USA. If that's not enough, they have bullies, cliques, drugs, sex, and peer pressure to deal with and it's happening at younger ages.
Our children do not have it easy. And yet we are expected to throw them to the wolves to fend for themselves when they have not the maturity or life experiences to deal with such things!
We do not isolate our children by any means, but I see no reason to subject them to such hate and pressure on a daily basis. It is so damaging to a child's self-esteem.
How much better it is to let them grow and learn surrounded by the people who love them and want the best for them. Who are willing to help them meet their needs, expand their world and connect with them!
Public school does not do that. They want children to conform, tell them how & what to think, get them to be obedient little robots. And they make money doing it! For more info, please read HERE.
As for us, we will continue to be our children's partners instead of their adversaries. We will encourage, support, and guide them. We will meet their needs and provide their wants as we are able. We will be by their side as they navigate this complex, cruel world for as long as we are needed.
People it is time we started using our brains and stop following the norms of society like lost sheep. Start thinking outside the box. Follow your heart and do what is best for YOUR family - regardless of what anyone else says or thinks. It's none of their business!
Stepping off my soapbox,