Saturday, 4 December 2010

Respecting others opinions

My mum has been having another go at me over the fact we want to homeschool the girls.  I know a lot of people won't necissarily approve of it and thats fine that is their opinion and i respect that but at the end of the day we have to do what we think is best for our own children.

Apparently by homeschooling them we will be be ruining their lives and give them a phobia of people and socialising. (Nothing like overreacting) I have listened time and time again to her concerns and while i agree some may be justified we have a plan in place of what we want to do how we want to do it and what sort of support is available.  But she just won't listen to what we plan to do or why we feel we are doing to right thing.  I am fine with people expressing their opinions but they should in turn listen to yours.

She has now resorted to essentially blackmail to try get me to do what she thinks is right.  She is telling me she can't sleep at night for worrying and she is dragging other people into it, who's opinions are NOT the same as hers no matter how much she tries to insit they are. Why can't she understand i can't do what i firmly believe is the wrong course for us just so she can feel happier about it.  I have to support my morals and do what i think is right, living your life doing what others want you to do is no life at all really.  And how am i supposed to teach my girls to stand up for what they believe in if i don't do it myself?

Please understand i'm not knowing school in general it works and is right for many for people, for others it feels like the wrong choice.  A differant way isn't a wrong or bad way, just differant.

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