Lately, the idea of homeschooling has surfaced and I have been actively researching it. There are many misconceptions of homeschooling in Malaysia and before one makes any assumptions, one should really do some reading about it before allowing your eyeballs to bulge out and heart to stop for a second. Some people think homeschooling is sending your child to a homeschool centre. Some think it is bringing the school curriculum home. Some think it is a lot of work! Whatever you think, go do your research.
I have done mine and I am certainly enlightened. Homeschooling sounds like such a logical thing to practise. In fact, I cannot think of anything more perfect when faced with all the schooling options that my girls have in Malaysia. But it actually goes deeper than that. It is what my soul desires. It is my Attachment Parenting style that makes me want to do this.
The International Schools aren’t enough for what I really want to do with my girls. It got me thinking…….if I had to pay RM45,000 per year for education now and RM80,000 per child per annum by the time the first one hits her final years of secondary life and still do not feel that the school has done enough for her, is it worth it then?
But then, the dilemma comes – if I were to homeschool my girls in Malaysia myself where resources are more scarce, would I be tearing my hair out? The Hubs suggested I could take a middle road and hire a private tutor to do half of the homeschooling so I could have my off days. But we did the Math and hiring a private tutor would still cost nearly as much as sending the girls to International School! It just hit me too that I was paying my Nanny more than what it would cost to send T2 to a Nursery or preschool or an International School. Fuck me running.
I am feeling victimised – by the Government for their shitty education system, by the private education sector for taking full advantage of our plight and not delivering THE best. Many people repute 2 very famous International Schools as the best international schools in town but my friend’s child got molested in one and there was a drug problem in another. Racism issues by teachers have surfaced before and pornography is not uncommon. Would I pay RM45,000 to attend the best school then? I don’t know.
Homeschooling sounds so good. Homeschooling my girls in Malaysia may be the best option for us. But in the meantime, perhaps I should join a Mom Forum to speak to more Moms about homeschooling before taking the plunge.**************************************************************************
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Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
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