I homeschooled my dd for preschool, sent her to public school for K and did virtual school last year for first grade. Last year was a total disaster. My dd has a problem with being quiet after being told repeatedly to be quiet, I can stick her in corners, take things away...she will keep on talking & interrupting during teaching time, she otherwise is a well behaved near perfect acting child. I have a four year old that can be a monster tyrant. If I stick her in a corner she won't stand in it, she will drop & flailing, I take her things away she will just scream, if she doesn't want to do something she just won't do it she just screams, she screams if I try & put her down for a nap or make her pick up her toys. I don't want to send them to public school, for religious, moral, everything reasons...but its just a nightmare. I also have an anxiety disorder I'm on edge & get panic attacks. I have to be able to teach my daughters but not only will they not listen long enough for me to teach them something they fight with each other CONSTANTLY. I can't get my youngest to nap or to do any activity by herself for even a five minute period to do any lessons with my oldest. Then she doesn't listen I end up getting agrivated & yelling & then she ends up crying. I feel so terrible, I feel like a terrible teacher & a horrible mother. Not to mention the only supportive person about me homeschooling is my dh we have the same values but our families have to put their two cents in about us homeschooling, the kids socializing. I'm so discouraged & feeling terrible.
on Jul. 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM