He is an eclectic; he may choose this or that; our business is to supply him with due abundance and variety and his to take what he needs. Urgency on our part annoys him. He resists forcible feeding and loathes predigested food. --Charlotte Mason
Gerrick went to preschool 2 days/week from ages 3.5-4.5. He liked it at first (for the most part), but around mid-year he started complaining more and more about having to go. I have a degree and professional background in early childhood education; I knew this was a "good" play-based school. I feared that if he felt caged in a classroom now, things would only get worse for him through the years. Though I had never considered it before, I began to research homeschooling. He started the 3 days/week program at age 4.5. His discontent with preschool only seemed to grow, so my husband and I began seriously discussing the possibility of life without school. In mid-November 2008, we presented him with the option of staying home. He was thrilled! We went the next day to pick up his stuff, and he's never looked back.