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Have you every thought about quitting?

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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Have you thought about not homeschooling anymore and putting the kids in regular school?

I have to admit esp., with one of my kids I came close to putting them all back in.  After my son quit school and subsequently got himself locked up I went through a period where I really doubted my ability as a mother to educate them.  My husband really got mad at me for that, so did a lot of other folks but it happened and I'm past it now.  But I really got close there.

by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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mommygirls2
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 9:15 PM

 I have never thought about quitting but I have had bad days.  Those are the days we don't do school.  Being with your kids all the time and being responsible for their education can be stressful, but look at all the good days you have with them.  I know in the long run (even on the bad days) I am doing the right thing by hs them.

SimplySonita
by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Nope, never!

My oldest son was in PS for PRek and K-as bad as that was-no thank you! I've seen the grass ont eh other side-it's not greener!

Sonita - Mom to Ephram (7) and Malachi (4)

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MommaChell
by on Apr. 28, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I have times when I find myself thinking about what life would be like if we didn't HS. When I first started, I was overwhelmed and didn't know if I could do it the way I wanted to. At the time I was on the tail end of a horrible pregnancy with my youngest and felt like I was drowning just trying to get through my everyday. I got so discouraged and intimidated that I finally decided to put the whole thing to rest for a while instead of giving it up. Now I look back on that time and I'm so glad that I handled it the way I did (thanks to prayer!). I know that I couldn't stand to be apart from my kids. We all gain SO much from our homeschooling life, It's almost laughable to think of putting our kids in the school system. I now believe that my experience in HSing only cultivates a building strength of encouragement for myself to continue with determination; it's good stuff and it's only getting better!

mommaof697
by Member on Oct. 7, 2015 at 12:55 PM
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I think about putting them in school a lot. I know I am doing what I am supposed to be but it is hard sometimes.

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Oct. 7, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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Regularly...

I know my oldest would do fine, but he graduates in December..yeah! One down..lol

DS2 would suffer in public school. He has learning disabilities and needs the direction. No PS for him

DD would torture the teacher..lol I may go back to work soon and if I do, she would go to PS.
kayleesmom42328
by Member on Oct. 7, 2015 at 8:14 PM
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Every single day! Dd age 5 causes so much stress over school whenever dh is home. She will act out, pretend she doesn't know something that we have done for weeks, cry, yell, ignore me. When dh leaves for work so does fines. I have thought about waiting to start our day till after he leaves for work, but we wouldn't get started till 12:30 because dh leaves at 11:30am & I start lunch they finish eating around 12:20.
No_Difference
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2015 at 10:22 PM

There have been times...and then I looked at our schedule, and it would only be more suicidal to put them in PS than to homeschool them.... I just have to "fight" with the hubby about wake up and bed time routines. He swears he's not trying, but I am pretty certain that he is trying to work against me on that one.... He'd let them stay up all hours of the night, and let them sleep all day....by noon, I want to be wrapping school up, not starting it :/ (especially since neither can get their stuff done before we have to go to any of their night activities when we start that late). 

ambcortez
by on Oct. 7, 2015 at 11:02 PM

I'm back and forth. I love teaching, but wish they loved learning as much. We all get overwhelmed and frustrated. I'm trying to make adjustments.

NannyShari
by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 6:31 AM


Quoting kayleesmom42328: Every single day! Dd age 5 causes so much stress over school whenever dh is home. She will act out, pretend she doesn't know something that we have done for weeks, cry, yell, ignore me. When dh leaves for work so does fines. I have thought about waiting to start our day till after he leaves for work, but we wouldn't get started till 12:30 because dh leaves at 11:30am & I start lunch they finish eating around 12:20.

You could still start school after lunch, by having her help clean up after lunch(this is a life skill and you could also incorporate math skills too). She is acting up because she knows which buttons to push, maybe talk to your dh about helping in the morning,when she sees that daddy isn't going to allow such behavior she'll stop.

 Nanny Shari

kirbymom
by Sonja on Oct. 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM

You know, it is definitely difficult at times. But so worth it when you watch them getting there. It gets better as they get older.

Hugs!  

Quoting mommaof697:

I think about putting them in school a lot. I know I am doing what I am supposed to be but it is hard sometimes.


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