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Yadaaaaa 1 child; Beverly Hills, CA, United States 431 posts
Dec 14th '12

Honestly, yes.



But I know that this type of thing can happen anywhere...no matter where you live, who you are, or what type of schooling you're a part of. I can't shelter my son from the world...but I honestly sometimes wish that I could.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31152 posts
Dec 14th '12

Yep, but it wasn't just today that made me think of it. Lately around here on the news there has been a lot of teachers being charged with molestation of their students. People are sick as f**k smh. Unfortunately being a single mother, I don't have much choice than to put her in public schooling or put her in daycare/hire a babysitter (before school age) I am also worried about babysitters & daycares. So unless someone her father magically starts doing his part which I HIGHLY doubt, I will have to put her somewhere while I finish my degree/ work.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 3 kids; Colorado 21082 posts
Dec 14th '12

No, it hasn't.

S♡J=Malachi 1 child; 3 angel babies; Florida 3278 posts
Dec 14th '12

No cause there is crime all around.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 3 kids; Colorado 21082 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" And I feel terrible for them. I'm not trying to sound callous, if it came off that way But everything ... [snip!] ... of life. Getting out of bed can be a risk. leaving your house. Going to school. Staying home. Staying in bed. It's all risk"


:!:



Getting in your car is way more of a risk statistically than your child being involved in a school shooting.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31152 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" And I feel terrible for them. I'm not trying to sound callous, if it came off that way But everything ... [snip!] ... of life. Getting out of bed can be a risk. leaving your house. Going to school. Staying home. Staying in bed. It's all risk"


Some things do carry more risk than others though.

Scarlett.Harlot.Starlet. 3 kids; California 5100 posts
Dec 14th '12

It definitely makes homeschooling sound good but I know its not something I can do. I don't want to shelter my child too much and I believe being in school is better for him. And like someone else said, you can't keep the child in a bubble, there is all kinds of danger out there and you just can't protect them from everything as much as we want to.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59258 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" And I feel terrible for them. I'm not trying to sound callous, if it came off that way But everything ... [snip!] ... of life. Getting out of bed can be a risk. leaving your house. Going to school. Staying home. Staying in bed. It's all risk"


Eh, yeah, but some things carry more risk than others.
I dunno, there was a shooting at an elementary school here in our district too just this year, so it's not too insane to think it could happen to yourself/your kid.



It's not like he'd be hidden away from life and all experiences, school would just happen at home.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59258 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting Scarlett.Harlot.Starlet.:" It definitely makes homeschooling sound good but I know its not something I can do. I don't want to shelter ... [snip!] ... in a bubble, there is all kinds of danger out there and you just can't protect them from everything as much as we want to."


i wouldn't consider homeschooling keeping your kid in a bubble though.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 3 kids; Colorado 21082 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting KNZ.:" i wouldn't consider homeschooling keeping your kid in a bubble though."


I would if the only reason someone would homeschool is because they heard about a school shooting. That is a choice that shouldn't be made directly out of fear.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59258 posts
Dec 14th '12
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Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31152 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting KNZ.:" i wouldn't consider homeschooling keeping your kid in a bubble though."


I don't either.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59258 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" Yep, but it wasn't just today that made me think of it. Lately around here on the news there has been ... [snip!] ... father magically starts doing his part which I HIGHLY doubt, I will have to put her somewhere while I finish my degree/ work."


yeah :?
that is definitely a plus of getting back together with Clara's dad, to know we have the option if it ever came to it.
I mean, my son has plenty of other activities, scouts, soccer, tball, etc, where we take him for interaction with his peers, so it's not like he'd be lost to the world.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 3 kids; Colorado 21082 posts
Dec 14th '12
Quoting KNZ.:" meh, i dunno. i thought about it when there was a school shooting down the street here last year at ... [snip!] ... and i don't think it's unreasonable for a massive one like this to have someone's head at least touch on the thought again."


Shootings don't just happen in schools.



Idk...

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
Dec 14th '12

No. I mean, unfortunately there's gun violence everywhere & maniacs on the loose everywhere and you just never know. We can't just stay inside all the time and hope nothing happens. Today's incident is especially horrific, but I guess living here, I hear so much about gang violence and drive bys and whatever else, that---it's not maybe as shocking to me as it would be if I weren't so miserably and unfortunately desensitized to gun violence.



What the f**k is wrong with people, though? Seriously. It's time to sit down and figure out what the f**k is going on here.