So my husband and I decided to homeschool our three children next year. We have lots of reasons and we've done thorough research and consideration. It's already a huge job but on top of the "normal" challenges that come with homeschooling your children my husband and I have a blended family. Our two younger children are my biological children (from a previous marriage) and our oldest child is his biological daughter (from a previous relationship). We have them all full time right now and the "other parents" get them sometimes on weekends. The hitch is that since they wont be in school the "other parents" want to take them more often. Historically this hasn't worked out so well because they don't all always behave like responsible parents and it's definitely going to be complicated trying to employ consistency between the households on school items. Our daughters' therapist has made strong advisement that we refuse to change the visitation schedule until we are all comfortable knowing that the kids have all made a full and healthy transition into homeschooling, but my (step) daughter's biological mother has expressed interest in being involved in teaching her some of the material. Whereas that's a request that I can't exactly refuse I do have some concerns about her actually keeping up her end of the deal.
At any rate, what do you think of homeschooling in a blended family? Crazy or brave? lol.
Personally I'm convicted beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's what's best for my babies so I absolutely will be homeschooling next year, I just thought I'd get some of your thoughts :-)
Answer by daylily888 at 12:40 PM on May. 8, 2013
Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:39 PM on May. 8, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 12:54 PM on May. 8, 2013
I for one do not think homeschooling is a good idea for anyone.....there are many school activities that kids miss out on, mainly social ones with kids of their same age...schools not only teach academics but very important social skills, and life skills as well.......how to deal and solve their school problems, and deal with the world at large....they will be kind of lost once you release them for college or ackward at the least....
Answer by older at 12:30 PM on May. 8, 2013
Answer by older at 12:49 PM on May. 8, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:50 PM on May. 8, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:54 PM on May. 8, 2013
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