Public vs. Private– A Decision Every Mom Has to Make

I teach my children to be kind, to be loving, to be compassionate all in an attempt to make sure they are worthwhile human beings. When they go to school they know to be nice to others, raise their hand before speaking and to learn- unfortunately not every child is like this. Since my daughter’s started preschool we’ve wrestled with the “mean girls” of Pre K but now I’m seriously debating if I should move her to a private school, along with her younger brother.

A part of me says, “Hell year!” I see everyday the antics in (some) public schools and I definently don’t want my children to ever experience anything like that. However, a part of me says that she has to learn to “take up” for herself and next year send her closer to home at our neighborhood school. Then a small part of me says to home school them so I can protect them from this cold, cold world. My plan has been to be able to work ¬†until my oldest son (whose in 7th grade) gets into 9th grade. I need to be home to make sure that we don’t have to worry about carpool or other teenage “influences” in high school. Now as I think about it I could homeschool the two youngest ones. Heck, I’ve taught school for the past 11 years and for subjects like Math, I can go for out side help.

Right now I’m researching and thinking about all of my options.I just know that I want the best for my children and that may mean leaving public and going to private school. What do you guys think?

 

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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4 Responses to Public vs. Private– A Decision Every Mom Has to Make

  1. Kita says:

    We can't protect them and bullying is everywhere even out here in the country schools where I live. My son thankfully goes to a decent school where they don't tolerate it. Other schools around here though I hear about fighting and gangs everyday especially the middle school my son is suppose to go to. I am scared for them but I know this is the real world. I was sheltered until my mom put me in public school so that I could learn to stand up for myself and learn that the real world was not pretty. At 4 I would wait and see if things change but if they don't then it's time to make some critical decisions. Good Luck

  2. Monica says:

    We are going private. I have a 10 1/2 month old and he is in Montessori at the moment.
    I wish the public school system was better, but I do not have much faith in it, which is a shame.
    Interested in what you guys decide…..
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  3. jbledsoejr says:

    Homeschool has been nothing but wonderful for us. In addition to obvious benefits of a non-public school experience/issues you can tailor their learning experience to their interests, gifts, and talents. Being an entrepreneur you can also groom them in that.h area nd involve them in your business. Or you can make starting a business a homeschooproject for the year. Priceless learning experiences.

  4. NYStateofMoM says:

    Mean girls in pre-k?? Lawd! I totally understand wanting to protect our children from all the evils in the world and I tried to for as long as I could be eventually they have to go outside. With or without us. I dread the day Chunks faces his first bully because he really isn't a "fighter" like some boys but he has to deal. I wouldn't want to shelter him so much that he's shocked with no clue how to deal with the jerks of the world. All we can do is raise our children to be good and decent people but also teach them that not everyone does the same. Good luck with the school choices and the mean girls.
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