It can be frustrating, but for us public school would far more stressful for all of us. The important thing to do is make time that is only for school and you are the teacher/ learning coach and time for being parent/family. The mom above me has great advice.
Remember to take care of yourself. You need proper nutrition, exercise and sleep as well. Also, find ways to to get out. Do science outside or have a skip day, once in a while won't hurt and everyone comes back the next day fresher. Also try breaking down lessons a bit more so you don't have to great amounts of works all at once. Organization is the key and where most home-school families give up. PS teachers get through the day with a lesson plan and strict adherence to time allotted. One of the benefits of home school is we don't have to be so strict, but any kind of regular routine will make it easier on both you and your student.
at 6:34 PM on Jul. 27, 2010