Melissa - posted on 11/10/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I was hoping this title might grab your attention!!! I am not the most academic person....in fact I am one of those sad people who never even completed High school! I love to read and I love to learn but when it has come to my two boys, I certainly have not been as involved in their education as much as I should have. To be brutally honest (mainly to myself!!) I have left them to the school system and we have floundered the years away......breathing a large sigh of relief when the school holidays come and we can spend quality time together and have some fun!!!
My oldest son has always struggled in the classroom socially and academically. We moved him 2 yrs ago from a large Public school to a small Christian school because of a smaller class ratio. I won't even begin to go into the details as there have been a broad range of issues, yet he is definitely not below average in any of his subjects. He's also a very confident and friendly boy who goes out of his way for others and knows everyone in his school by name. Still at school he doesn't focus, gets constantly bullied and I know that the older they get, ( he will be in year 7 in 2011) the harder it gets, and I can see that he will just not be able to handle the workload or peer pressure in High school unless something changes. I have spent the last month scouring the internet and talking to friends and family about home schooling. I have often thought about home schooling but had never considered myself able until I started looking into it. My son and I have discussed it at length and he seems keen on the idea. We know it will take commitment on both our part and at times it will not be easy. But the bottom line is, I want to see my son embrace his potential that at school seems to get squashed. I want to come along side him and see what he is learning and encourage him to find his passion and make goals for his future. I have found great resources and really like some of the Charlotte Mason curriculum. Am I jumping in over my head though starting so late??? I would appreciate any advice!!