Thursday, October 25, 2007

Madeline starts at a new school today.

Over the last three years Madeline has had a lot of problems at school. There has been some bullying and some excluding that has just made her unhappy.

This year has been the hardest so far and some of the girls have been really nasty. I have thought about homeschooling her again but it really isn't an option with Tom getting his new pump, me relearning how to manage his diabetes and homeschooling him once he gets it. After speaking with her about it we asked her if she wanted to try another school for the last few months this year.

She did want to so she has started at our local public school around the corner today. If you could all keep her in your prayers and pray for Steve and I too. Over the next 7 weeks we need to make some decisions about our other children's education next year.



xxxxxx said...

I will pray!

Sometimes the excluding happens in homeschooling. That is mostly thoughtless (no one trying to mean), or another parent thinking you as a parent isn't up to par, but I doubt you would have that situation!

Marie said...

I have to admit I hated school. I actually learnt more once I left the confines of school.

The bullying these days is getting out of control. I will pray for Madeline it can be quite wounding.

Therese, I have also placed some links about what it takes to become a size ZERO. I watched it on Satellite TV last week. Put aside at least half an hour and check it out. It IS worth it.

Let me know what you think? If you have the time hon.

Peace to you & your family:)


lowdenclear said...

I will be praying for her, too. :-)

Therese said...

thanks for all your prayers.

Dawn said...

Praying for Madeline, and for your family, Therese. Bullying was part of the reason why I decided to homeschool. It's not the answer for everyone, and I'm sure you will be making educational decisions for each child based on their individual needs.

Therese said...

Thanks Dawn.

Her first day went really well. She is really enthusiastic and I don't think I have seen her so happy for such a long time.

xxxxxx said...

I am glad for her and will keep praying!

EC Gefroh said...

Oh your poor daughter. Kids can be so mean but especially now with all the bullying in person and in cyberspace. I will be praying for her.

H F J said...

Glad her first day went well. I will keep her in prayer!

Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...


You have had an awful lot to discern right now! I will be holding you and your family in prayer.

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