This week’s Tuesday Topic comes from Carmen who writes the blog, Country Blessings. She asked,
We have adopted 4 children privately, the oldest was 3 when we adopted him, but now we are in the process of adopting a waiting child from our state. So most likely they will be older and possibly in school already. We have homeschooled our children in the past but currently have them enrolled in the public school.
Would it be better to homeschool our new child in order to get to know them better and establish attachment to our family, or would it be better to put them in the public school, so that they can have a break from us? My heart wants to homeschool, but maybe that wouldn’t be best? If I was only home schooling our new child, and not the others, would that be a source of jealousy?
I know there are going to be lots of opinions on this question and I would love to hear your thoughts. This is definitely a topic we’ve wrestled with. Let’s hear what you have to say; no thought is too small, too incomplete, or too unsure to share. We’re a community thinking it through together and supporting one another on the journey.
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