m0mmaBuck Posted January 16, 2011 Share Posted January 16, 2011 I apologize in advance that this is long.... A little backstory: I am what one might term an "accidental homeschooler." I started HS'ing DS midway through his 2nd grade year when it was obvious he was not getting the education he needed and the school was not providing any workable solutions. It went well and we decided to HS again for the 3rd grade because he (and the family) were happy with our new schedule and how well he was doing academically and behaviorally. So now I am looking at what to do for the 4th grade. Pro-PS: DS misses his school chums and claims he wants to go back. DD would probably flourish in PS and desperately wants to go to "real school." I could easily work 1-2 more shifts/wk and still do everything else I do (contract work 10-20 hrs/wk, run our family business, Scout responsibilites, home responsibilities) if I didn't have 4-5 hrs/day 5day/wk committed to HS'ing. Pro-HS: Academics, our flexible schedule, DS's behaviors that made PS miserable for him and us, avoiding/delaying certain outside influences, family time, extended childhood... I don't know. I hate this. I hate trying to figure out what to do. How do you decide (if you aren't in it for the long haul)? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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