We were self employed but the economy stalled our business. We held on for way too many years past the giving up point, but we built it ourselves, it was ours. It was like walking away from a child. It hurt. but, we had to pay bills.
I home schooled for 8 years. It was the hardest worst best thing I ever did.
I sent him off to high school though.
The only way we were going to get him to college would be scholarships. He knew that and worked his bum off.
He did real well.
Here, they start you in remedial classes when you go back to public school. I guess they figure Mom can't do it as well.
Anyway, he had to prove himself before he could take any honors classes and then prove himself in honors before they let him take any advanced placement classes.
He still managed to graduate with a 4.49.
Home schooling can be a good thing. I never let him go forward unless I knew he knew what he was doing.
Public school is bad about moving on even if you don't get it, too bad, we are moving on.
Kids have holes in their foundations and It is difficult to go back and fill them later.
Good luck to all of you. It is really hard work.
On those days when you get home and she is so frustrated she is in tears... go get her chocolate and nod sympathetically, but do not say," It's okay, I am here now,"
he regrets those words to this day.
Like his presence alone was a cure all.
I never got to use those emotes before. they are kind of scary.... but accurate.