So I am thinking we are the other................ (no bashing please).
Part of homeschooling, you know the not every parent/child can homeschool. I have been trying to homeschool my DS this year, I have let him have 4 months of deschooling, where we basically did nothing but math, some reading and science, his request. In January he knew he had to buckle down, I signed him up for time 4 learning, and while he likes it, he still sits here and whines about having to do the work, I have to read all lessons to him or they don't get done because he says he doesn't understand it, but can sit there and answer all questions, etc. When we were de-schooling he would do the same thing whine about everything or just flat out refuse to do anything.
He is in 5th grade this year and he just hasn't done much of anything to show me he is learining, all he wants to do is sit around watching tv and playing with his toys all day. I know he can do the work and he was never like this in school except with writing, even when he had homework I would help him and he did it without too many problelms or whining. There are days more often than not lately where I just want to hit my head against the wall because we can spend two hours doing one lesosn that should take 30 minutes to complete. Then when it's time for the PS sutdents bus to come around he gets mad because he still has several lessons to do and he wont' get to go out to play. I have tried grounding him, taking away things/privleges, rewards, bribery, etc, and nothing seems to work with him.
We will be moving the end of next month and so I am thinking about putting him back on the wait list for this really good charter school that he had been approved for just before we moved last year. I just don't know what else to do with him, he refuses to do the work, won't listen and seriously I think he misses being around the other kids. He is an only child, even tho he does sports, goes to church, plays with the neighbors etc, it's just like he wants to go back to school, without saying that is what he wants. I don't what else to do/try with him and this school while it would still be PS is not at all like the PS system.