I am so grateful to the SLOCA community for providing such a unique education for my girls. I have many friends who's children are going around and around on a tightly scheduled wheel. School all day, sports, dance, piano, play dates, homework. It is crazy how planned and predictable their weeks are. There is no spontaneity, no time to just sit and watch a line of ants walk by!
I often feel judged when I tell people I choose to homeschool my girls. I also know that they too feel judged by me when I tell them I homeschool my girls. It is a cycle that drives me nuts sometimes! Then I remember why I am doing this. I tell myself that my daughters will have a unique perspective on life. They will know that doing things "differently" is ok, that not following the crowd is a good thing and can be done! I love that. I don't want to spoon feed my children my beliefs and opinions. I want them to have knowledge at their fingertips. A wide variety of knowledge that they can discern and analyze critically. SLOCA is giving them the skills to be able to do this well. I don't care what my girls choose to do with their lives. I just care that they are happy, balanced, and well educated. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity!
~ Tamzin Ritter