honeymommy4 Posted February 21, 2012 Share Posted February 21, 2012 (edited) So I can't tell if it is just the time of year or what. i am really having 2nd thoughts about HS next year. Petrified of the thought of sending DD to preschool (actually having to TAKE her) and also getting the boys on the bus, and/or picking them up in the afternoon. DH and I are taking it year by year. Baby is due in 2 1/2 months so trying to keep a good schedule going to "see" if it will still work in the fall at all... My kids say they don't want to go to school. Yet they reject most school stuff we do at home. Usually at least 2 kids are complaining they don't want to do something. Is it supposed to be a constant fight like this? a constant battle in your own home? I know some of it is discipline problems (no talking back, etc.) but wondering if it is worse because they ARE home. I have really eased up on a lot of the curriculum. Switched to AO which the kids like - but not sure it is enough for them alone. We are doing oral math for DS (8) (Ray's) and basically reading/writing with the boys. DS (5) does some light worksheets like a math page and handwritng then he reads and i do read alouds with all the kids. (sometimes individual) DD(3) has one worksheet a day - it is usually something cutting & pasting, fun, etc. then we've been hitting park programs or anything else to supplement. I really do try to do some fun things - as much as we can but with being so pregnant and a toddler it is limiting. What's happening is because I do have lots of littles the schooling for the olders is going to get broken up throughout the day. but the olders complain so much about school, it would be nice to just get it done in the morning and be done. but I can't fit it all in. It's kind of been a fight for 2 years now at least. I almost "dropped" my 8yo off at school this winter - and he relented and finally did his work. My kids are extremely smart - they pick stuff up quickly but none seem to be very independent - until I want them to do something. Not sure I am homeschooling for the right reasons, but basically keeping them home as much as I can to keep the family tight and keep the innocence for a while... Not sure what to do - did anyone have these problems during the first years but stick it out and your kids changed? Edited February 21, 2012 by honeymommy4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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