I have a dear friend that has begun hsing during this school year. She has enjoyed it very much, but due to some health issues, feels it's time to send them back to ps. She is very sad about having to do this, but feels it is cheating them that she can not do with them what she would like. Add to the fact, that she is in alot of pain and probably doesn't feel up to the challenge or just completely overwhelmed with her health right now to concentrate on the kids' school work.
I understand her reasoning...when I started hsing my oldest I wanted to do everything with him or for him (taking him to karate, community classes, etc and leading his studies), but I was working part-time and just hated it. As a matter of fact, I held off on hsing him for at least a year because I didn't think I could handle both. Plus, I didn't want the babysitter (my mom) burdened with the school work. Fast forward 5 years and CM and I think I could manage. Not saying that I would want it that way for me or my dc, but if I had to, CM has made that challenge feasible (sp).
She didn't necessarily ask me for advice, but I am kind of her 'go-to' person for some things re: hsing. So after a few emails I did try to encourage her by reminding her that her kids are so young (7ish, 5 and 3ish) and that they do not need that much (in the way of 'school' work). Not trying to change her mind, but....well, I really don't know what. I did mention that if I had understood CM at that time that it would have made a difference in my choices. I can see CM as a more doable mindset for hsing when things get tough?? Am I wrong?? I hope not:)
Anyway, I know that this decision is theirs and theirs alone. I know that I would not be able to help out that much if she took my advice and was completely overwhelmed and did it just because I thought it was a good idea, kwim??
I think that at some point they may return to hsing (possibly after they are in ps and it's just as challenging to 'keep up'), but I'm not sure. And, like I said, it's not my call. This couple is rather young in comparison to me and my husband, but they are good and mindful parents. They are completely 'there' for their dc and want the best for them.
I guess I was wondering if any of you that have had health challenges would have any words of wisdom?? What made you press on hsing rather than taking the ps route, or did you for a time, then return to hsing?? I can not push my thoughts on to her, but I'd rather have some wise words to impart if the occasion arises.
TIA....please pray for this family as they (especially the mom) face the a long road of physical recovery ahead and the changes the kids will face with ps. Not trying to bash ps, of course, but they have thrived being home:(