Kathy - posted on 12/01/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi! I'm homeschooling my 12 yr. old daughter for the 2nd. year. More out of necessity. We moved to the Dominican 1 1/2 yrs. ago as missionaries. I have 2 sons back in NJ. 26 and 20. I'm 50 yrs. old and have alot of years of public and private school behind me. I thought this would be a great opportunity. That it would be joyful and relaxed and I could teach what I felt was important rather than manditory. But my daughter is miserable!! I really want homeschool to be an exciting experience very different than the school system. But at the same time I'm afraid of her education resting on my shoulders and I can't relax. I'm afraid of th responsiblity. I'm told it takes a few years to adjust. My friends son does 6 hours a day of homeschool. And I've heard of some who do 2-3.
I would love to hear about different schedules and what works for different families. I need to know that we are going to be o.k. And that the experience she is getting with our new life here in the D.R. Is the best education for her right now. (i'm trying to convince myself!) My daughter is learning Spanish and most importantly, serving the Lord. She loves living here, but just hates school!