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 holds a PhD in Music History from a major Canadian university and is now pursuing a M.Ed in Higher Education at another one, because he likes to collect very expensive paper. He performs stand-up comedy at venues all over Toronto when he's not busy playing JRPGs with his cat, Roy. You can follow him at @incontrariomotu, but he isn't going anywhere. You can also send him a tip on PayPal ( if you like his work!

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