Wednesday, March 2, 2016

moment of panic

I just suddenly got hit with a moment of panic that my son is 8 years old and he barely reads Hebrew.  I felt it deep in my belly--fear that he won't leyn from the Torah at his bar mitzva, he won't be able to learn, he will grow up and not be able to get a job.

I'm not going to start trying to teach him.  I'm not going to do some work with him to reassure myself that he's on the right path.  I'm not going to reevaluate my homeschooling or my educational principles.

I think unschooling is the best thing for him.  I'm mostly positive that things will be just fine.  If not great.

Just wanted to let y'all know that even unschoolers who have been homeschooling for over 1.5 decades are sometimes subject to moments of blind panic.

Homeschooling is serious stuff.  It's no joke being in charge of your child's education.  It can be scary.

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