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October 27, 2007



I just started reading your posts, and we have 7 children. I have HSed from the beginning except #1 son, who was in PS 2 yrs. I feel the same way as you do, I want to protect my children as long as I can from the world. When you read the news and see what kids are enduring in school I want no part of it. Our kids have tender hearts , and more spiritual aware of what's going on around them and they are more compassionate and caring. SO I agree with you, and who cares what anyone else thinks, that is their opinion....


I do not regret for one second that I have always kept my kids close to me. We have such a short time to spend together in the span of our lives. My teenagers have become very independent young adults either despite or perhaps *because* I didn't push them away before they were ready.



Wow. This is exactly what I've been trying to say for a long time, since I graduated from Waldorf, and people would try to tell me that now I was going to enter the "real world". I think the more people who inhabit a beautiful real world the better, maybe the ripples emanating out from them will impact the other real world...


Thanks so much for your comments -- you all sustain me. Carabeth's comment really resonates, I want to be create beautiful ripples.


I'm a new homeschooler of 5 kids (oldest 10, youngest 1). We are getting more structured, but especially for one child in particular I realized one day that he needed to learn things like kindness and respect more than he needed to learn math.

The biggest changes I've noticed in our 2 months are that they rely more on one another, they are kinder to one another, and they respect me more. As much as I worry I'm not teaching them enough, I am way happier they are learning those lessons!

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