Mom28kds Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 (edited) I currently am HSing 4 of my kids, grades 6,2,1 & K. Next year I am putting my 6th (7th next year) DS in PS. The trouble I'm having is with my 2nd and 1st graders. I have HSed in the past with my older 4 kids at different grade levels. So I'm not "new" to HSing. Here is the rundown on my kids and my dilemma: 2nd grader: Can't stay focused and whines. All I'm doing with him is CLE Math, CLE Language, Explode the code, Handwriting and reading (still struggling on reading). He isn't overworked. Some days it takes him forever. Last week it took him almost 5 hours to do just math and language because he just sat there and played around, day dreamed and whined. I do give him a break if he seems to need it. My dilemma is wondering if he would work better in a classroom situation. He was in PS preschool and K but then I pulled him because I didn't like how they were teaching him to read. He did fine and was a great student at school. But here at home he seems to have focus issues and I'm wondering if that happens at school if he would get overlooked and behind. DD 1st grader: Never been in PS but literally cries and whines when she doesn't understand something or gets something wrong. I've explained to her that it's ok if you don't understand something, that's why we are learning and in school et. etc. She'll just sit there and not really focus on what I'm trying to say. If I say are you understanding or ask some question like that she just sits there with tears saying "I don't know" She cries over her work almost every day. DILEMMA: Would it better for her to be in PS where I'm not having to get on her almost every day for her whining? I don't want to have a relationship with my kids where all I do is get on them. That is what it seems to be every day. I enjoy HSing and love the freedoms that HSing brings but I don't want to be in constant conflict with my kids. If I did it I wouldn't make a change until next school year. If you've made it this far, thank you for listening :001_smile: Edited November 5, 2012 by Mom28kds Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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