Here's why I'm not homeschooling my kid

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

So... I wrote a piece for  Erica Ehm's Yummy Mummy Club about why I'm not homeschooling my kid. The post was shared on Facebook and within minutes, it took on a life of its own.

Some people praised my words while others called me crazy. Some parents questioned the legalities of teaching kids at home and a few even suggested that it should be outlawed altogether.

For those who haven't read it, here's a brief excerpt...
A few years ago when I was throwing around the idea of homeschooling my daughter, I had a discussion with a friend of mine over coffee and goldfish crackers while our kids played with wooden trains. I explained that one of my fears about teaching my child at home was that she might grow up to be “strange” and “awkward”, to which my friend remarked, “Oh, so you were homeschooled?"
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