transitioning from homeschool to public school…a blog series

It’s been 7 weeks since my now 14 year old son first went to public school.  I had 8 1/2 years of home schooling invested in him when we made the decision to send him to our local middle school for athletics.  

It’s been a transition… to say the least.  Three months ago, I was searching the internet, blogs, etc. trying to find some advice on how to smoothly make such a transition.  I had hoped that someone who had gone before me would share from their storehouse of knowledge on how to do this transition effectively, smoothly and easily.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find any such advice.  Though, I did find that NBA rookie, Blake Griffin, was homeschooled until 8th grade… and I briefly considered trying to contact his mom to ask her how she raised such an incredible young man but I figured I would get sidetracked and forget to ask about their transition.  Mrs. Tebow would be another wise woman to ask but unfortunately you can’t find contact info on the web for homeschool mothers of pro ball players.  

In the end, it came down to me on my knees.  I have prayed more for that child of mine in the past 2 months than I think I ever have.  We’ve had some good days in this transition… some not so good days and some very humorous ones.  As a mom I’ve been stretched in ways that I didn’t know a mother’s heart could go.  

It’s been a journey, to say the least and I’m not very far down this path.  I don’t have any great wisdom to share but I feel compelled to at least share some of our journey for someone else who may be searching like I was.

Our transition hasn’t been smooth or easy but he’s still there… so I guess that means it has been effective and this mother’s heart has been transitioned the most….

Categories education transition, homeschool, parenting

8 thoughts on “transitioning from homeschool to public school…a blog series

  1. My heart has so much more I'd like to say about this topic, but for now I'll just say that I'm really looking forward to reading your thoughts in this blog series…

  2. Your blog, as usual, looks great! Love the new font you chose. 🙂 I'm sure that you are experiencing quite a transition. I sent my oldest to public school in the middle of 2nd grade through 4th grade. Then, she came back home – not before we all learned lots of lessons, though.

  3. Heidi – I understand the struggle. Maddie is coming back to full time home schooling next year. Thankfully she felt it was the best decision.

  4. I am so excited that you decided to a series on this! It will be so helpful insightful. I'm looking very forward to it. 🙂 Thanks for visiting me the other day — I've been preoccupied with some struggles and haven't posted much. Thanks for not forgetting me!!

  5. Heidi,Sorry for the delay in getting back to you about the book. I still haven't gotten your e-mail. Can we try again? QueenMom16@msn.comHugs to you, friend!

  6. Heidi,Oh, let's don't give up! 🙂 How about trying my son's e-mail.penandsword616@q.comThanks for your patience!

  7. Heidi, this is a wonderful topic for a series. I'm sure you will bless a lot of people. There are volumes written about getting out of PS but very little about going back.I admire you for doing the right thing for your son even though it is probably the most difficult.I look forward to reading more…Blessings

  8. Heidi,At which point I become a big pest…..So sorry! I think there is a conspiracy here. No e-mails from you in my junk or in my son's box. We've e-mailed before….Would you be willing to leave your e-mail in a comment on my blog…I'll delete it right after and we can see if it works this way?

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