GP X-Post: Schooling your kid

[This post was originally written by delagar on Grounded Parents. Read it there or catch the beginning below.]

After four years of home-schooling, we sent the kid back to public school this year.

I wouldn’t say it’s been a smooth transition, but it’s been less fraught than it might have been.  She’s almost a month in and – as she puts it – not even a little bit dead yet.  A few of the days have even been pleasant!

As working parents, we started sending the kid to school when she was two.  Over the years, we’ve done all the schools – religious private schools, non-religious private schools, public schools, home schooling, un-schooling, and now public school again.

I’m not here to tell you which is best for your kid – because frankly you have to decide that.  This is just a post about the pros and cons of each sort.

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Dan has a PhD in historical musicology and has taught music history and theory at a major Canadian university. He mainly studies music from the Italian Renaissance when he's not busy performing stand-up comedy or playing JRPGs with his cat, Roy. He occasionally tweets as @incontrariomotu and blogs about geeky stuff at The Otaku Skeptic. He is also the glorious editor-in-chief of School of Doubt.

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