Decision Made- what a relief!

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 5:20am
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Whew!

With the tremendous news yesterday (about the successful clinical trial) I was finally able to examine my true feelings to see if my desire to homeschool was based on my inability to let go of my daughter (who is now almost 4) or if it was for her safety and well-being. How would I feel if she were not in constant danger? My answer? "Relaxed, and happy- really." I was afraid that the answer might have been that I was sorry to lose the "cachet" of the allergy and the "specialness" of my kid- but none of that was true in the least.

This freed me up to understand that my misgivings about school are ALL safety related and that they are unbearable given my daughter's reaction history. And this has nothing to do with MY needs/desires in particular.
I was finally able to tell my husband this without feeling like I was "opting out" of working a real job... something that was a niggling doubt until now. We have agreed that homeschooling is what we want to do for now, and although I would never have done it without PA, I am so glad to have made this decision.
We had been limping along with the odd workbook and educational game anyway since we've been stuck on a "waiting list" for the only preschool in town that is PN free (yeah right- they don't want to deal with us...) for almost ten months now. By the time they have an opening, my daughter will be six years old, I suspect. :P Now it feels as though I can make real plans and do things as though we have all the time we need. We do.

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Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 5:48am
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Nice to see you again Corvallis Mom!
Congrats on your decision to take the plunge into homeschooling. There are tons of great resources and support groups out there.
Homeschooling is an idea that`s been gnawing at the back of my mind for awhile now. Let us know how it goes.

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 5:51am
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Yeah! Another homeschooler! :-)
We took that step last year, and the worst part was in making the decision. Once you believe in your project, it's great!
Homeschooling isn't easy every day, but it does have some serious advantages over sending your kids to school, even if they're healthy. So throw in a good dose of PA in it, and voil

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 6:40am
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yes, good news about the trial, nice to see you back! have missed you!
sarah

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 7:45am
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Welcome to the homeschool crowd! We have started in earnest -- and darned if I don't absolutely love doing it.
Best piece of "if I'd known then..." advice I have to share at this point is to find a curriculum (or style of learning) that you both love. While M would thrive on just about anything, I think, I discovered that the plan I started with really (really, realllly) didn't complement *my* style.
We made a switch, and it's been wonderful.
Good to hear from you again! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
-Sue

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 8:52am
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Arachide >
Si tu veux de l'aide, ou juste poser des questions sur l'

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 9:32am
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I am starting a "Homeschooling" Thread in off topic. Although no-one needs my permission, I hope ANY homeschooling question or experience you wish to discuss is shared there. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Hugs,
MommaBear

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 10:30pm
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darthcleo,
Je te contacterai apr

Posted on: Tue, 03/11/2003 - 10:42pm
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VERY!

Posted on: Wed, 03/12/2003 - 10:47am
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I'm heading for the "Off Topic" posts now. Thanks for starting it. I will really enjoy reading these posts.

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