So we have always been homeschoolers. I knew i wanted to homeschool before I know I was going to marry my son's father.
Well last year, if in public school grade kindergraten, we began to homeschool seriously. Since 2 years I have been teaching my son, on purpose, achedmic things.
He is now 7. We started homeschooling this year on August 1st. We were having school at home.The month before last my son became impossible. Part of it was this and part of it was that but no matter the reasons I just couldn't go on like that any longer. I was so frustraited and so was he.
November we took a whole week off and I can up with a new stratigy, imitation Robinson Curriculum. He did ok but of the newness wore off he wasn't enjoying himself any more. Some how it devolved into me telling him "Go pick something, other than comic books."
I taught him to read and the foundation was very hard won. He and I both were yelling at eachother crying and frustraited because he was bored and didn't want to sit still. Now he is a HUGE book worm. He love love loves to read. If you ask him what is his favorite thing to do he will tell you, read.
I see how much easier life is but I wonder about *gasp* gaps and if maybe I am just wimping out. I MADE him learn to read and he loves it now. Do I need to MAKE him do all the other stuff? He doesn't hate achedemic stuff but he doesn't really want to stretch him mind. He like to be entertained, so do I.
He is an only child so its not like I can say thats ok he will pick stuff up from an older sibling or teach you little brother how to because he hasn't got them.
There aren't co ops here so thats not an option either. We go to a play group weekly, well almost weekly. He has friends. I wish there was other kids like him that he could meet up with online, maybe voice chat to work on a project together.
If I MAKE him do things we are misserable but he does learn. If I don't I wonder if he will learn as much.