Bettina Carlos "humbly" sends daughter back to regular school

by FM Ganal
Aug 16, 2019
After a year of homeschooling, her daughter Gummy is going back to regular school. It was a decision both tough and humbling for single mom Bettinna Carlos: "God was breaking my pride."
PHOTO/S: @abettinnacarlos on Instagram

Bettina Carlos has enrolled her eight-year-old daughter Gummy back in a regular school.

"OUR HUMBLE RETURN TO SCHOOL," the single mom wrote in her Instagram post dated August 14.

"After a year of trying homeschooling and enjoying time and travel freedom but also admittedly (me) struggling with time discipline routine and structure, we have decided to go back to school."

For a time, Bettina said she "felt like a failure" because she had thought of giving homeschooling another shot.

She said, "My pride refused to give up. No, pinasok ko to ginusto ko to papangatawanan ko to. I know the Lord was training me through it too.

"My patience graciousness kindness, but I really struggled teaching Gummy the discipline of time and following a schedule."

But the set-up had caused a strain between them.

She continued, "When I become strict teacher I become 'bad mom'. Sad to say I tend to be a momster. [sad emoji] (Stress of work to do after and the delay of getting things done).

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"I had to make a choice to save the relationship and delegate academics."

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At the peak of her struggle and "quiet frustration" over choosing which school set-up would be best for her daughter, she decided to ask Gummy.

The single mom recounted this moment in her post. It read, "I gently asked G if she wants to go back to school.

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"I also let her know that its ok if she wants to. G is very sensitive not to hurt other peoples feelings especially mine.

"At 8 she knows that I may feel like she doesnt want me if she chooses school. But I praise God that at that moment we were both calm humble & open to listen to each others hearts.

"She said she wants to homeschool because she loves spending time with me BUT she really misses having playmates everyday (something I also struggle with cos I cant give myself to her all the time for the long play time she wants plus she gets sad when I need to be away to attend to other matters—solo child of a solo mom syndrome maybe? Our reality is I need to work still. I will still be away sometimes.)

"I assured her Im okay.:)

"So at that moment we both agreed to try to go back to her old school—my only school of choice too.

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"And today she starts as a 3rd grader. [heart sparkle emoji]"

In a previous interview, Bettina revealed her reason for choosing to homeschool her daughter: She wanted "more intentional time to mold her, to shape her values."

The set-up also gave Bettinna and Gummy more time together.

But now that Gummy goes to a regular school, she is excited to see how her daughter will continue to grow up in this new season of her life.

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After a year of homeschooling, her daughter Gummy is going back to regular school. It was a decision both tough and humbling for single mom Bettinna Carlos: "God was breaking my pride."
PHOTO/S: @abettinnacarlos on Instagram
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