Hello home schooling mamas!
I'm needing some encouragement...
I am not actually home schooling, as my children are not school age.
But my oldest is 3.5yrs old now, and we are finding that he is becoming one of the oldest kids at the playgroups/activities we attend. Everyone is starting to send their kids of to day-care at this age, except us!
I sway between feeling very confident about my parenting and how I'm raising my kids, to thinking I'm not doing well enough. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to try and give my kids a lot (not stuff, but a lot of my time, and experiences, etc), as I don't want to feel that they are 'missing out' on anything by not going off to day-care/kindy.
Everyone seems to say that he will get bored at home, not have enough stimulation, not keep up with his peers, not do well in school, not do well socially, etc, etc.
So I wanted to ask around if anyone here has little pre-schoolers at home who they haven't sent off to kindy, and how you're going about making sure they are 'stimulated' enough and not 'getting bored' at home.
Really I guess I am just wanting encouragement from like-minded people that I am doing the right thing (I believe I am, but sometimes it's hard when I seem to be swimming agaist the current).
We go to playgroup, for walks, swims, visiting friends. Paint, listen to music, sing, and dance. Read lots and lots of books together. Cook, make a mess, and sometimes clean it up!