Lynn - posted on 11/29/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a son, currently in 5th grade and a daughter, currently in Pre-K.
For quite some time my husband and I have talked about the idea of homeschooling the kids.
I both love and fear the idea. Would I be able to do it? Would I have the patience? Where the heck do I start?
This past year my son has been sinking; academically and emotionally. I am really struck by the fact that I feel way too much emphasis is placed on the wrong things within the school setting (e.g. test scores, homework, honor roll, social standing....). He is so caught up in "not making the grade" or who doesn't like him, that his grades are really slipping. Not to mention the fact that I feel like we reteach him 90% of what he has supposedly learned in school and, even then, he has so much information poured on that I don't really feel like he is retaining the information.
Anyway. This has all started coming to a head this quarter and we are considering taking them out at the half way point and homeschooling.
I am asking for advice/thoughts on everything and hoping you will take a few minutes to fill me in :o)
We live in TN, I am currently digging into the requirements for who I need to talk to, register (right word?) with, went to the library today and checked out most of the homeschooling section....