Is it ok to pull your kids out of school for "life experience?" That's the question I posed (in frightening close-up!) to the ladies of Momversation: in this episode, Jessica of JessicaGottlieb.com, Karen Walrond of Chookoloonks and Dana Loesch of Mamalogues. I got fascinating answers from them, from Momversation viewers in the comments at Momversation.com, and from YOU on Twitter. (Thank you for piping up @jsedrick, @KirstanGraham, @matt_mcc, @navanavanava, @MyGreatKid, @tidbitsoftandem, @dlowe93, @mstacer, and @talkendo.)
This is a topic that stirs the passions of many. Our family has just returned from a week in Disney World as part of my attendance at the Disney Social Media Moms event. The registration fee included a hotel stay and tickets for four to the parks. Needless to say, this was our chance to see Disney World in a way we couldn't afford to do otherwise. My feeling was that this was a chance for time together my kids will always remember, and that they would learn in the process. Others would say it was an irresponsible choice; one that's disrespectful to my childrens' teachers and to the notion of education in general.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. (In the comments at Momversation, I share what the experience of "reentry" has been so far. The discussion there is FASCINATING.)