An “english mummy in the French Alps” wonders if she should homeschool her daughter.
I imagined myself in her position, but in Japan, since we are a Japanese family. Would I homeschool if we moved to Japan? I’m not sure. Probably, but I definitely would have the same questions and concerns that the mommy at à quatre pattes has.
It also brings up the concern of parents in the US, who do not speak English fluently, homeschooling their own kids. There are quite a few here in Los Angeles, and there have been several conversations at our park day about this issue. It’s not clear cut. It seems a lot depends on the family and what their comfort level is with how their children are learning the local language.
Do you have any experience in this? What are your thoughts on homeschooling in a country where we, as parents, are not fluent in the local language?