Why do I always get these stories?
I went to buy 2 bags of cement for Dearest ~ something about posts for the verandah; I only listened to the pertinent bit relevant to my errand. What I got was 2 bags of cement & a horror story.
O.K I'm not a big fan of the public school system anyway but I figure we have choices & I made mine to not go with the schools. Yet every time someone's child is failing a class or getting seriously bullied the parent feels they have to tell me all about it. What's with that? I have learnt most aren't the least interested in actually pulling their child out so don't even suggest homeschooling. What do they think I can do?
I feel so bad for these kids. Bullies have so much time to make their lives a living hell, 10 hours a day, sometimes more. Kids start skipping classes & missing days. The schools are toothless tigers. If a bullied child defends themselves they're the one who ends up with the suspension & a mark against their name but why do so many parents feel they are powerless in these situations? So I listened patiently & sympathised & I silently thanked God that it wasn't my child. I thank God we are out of the system, that homeschooling is legal in this country & most days are good days. I thank God we are able to do this & I don't have to send my 12 year old daughter to a high school where a 13 yr old was gang raped in school hours by fellow students.