Many science fair projects later, elementary school is wrapping up for my little girl. I cannot say that I am sad, in fact we are both looking forward to this next chapter, where her world becomes a little bit bigger.
There is a lot of chatter around the public middle school model. I hear many parents seeking alternatives for their kids because they don't want their kids to have the "deal with" that kind of environment. I feel I can give her so much, provide her with endless opportunities, indulge her in her passions, and push her to learn things that she'll thank me for later. What I also want for her is to be able to "deal", and that's a skill that I can only let life teach her.