What do you girls do when you're frustrated? Sometimes I feel like homeschooling is the best thing in the world and everything is going fine. Other days I am just literally fighting my kid. :/ That was yesterday. The timing was all wrong. He was tired. I was trying to get him to write out sentences. He was bored. My boyfriend was over playing music too loudly and playing with my 4-year-old, which distracted my 6-year-old. Knowing that, I'm not super distressed over yesterday's lessons being a complete disaster...but I do hit frustrating points on a pretty consistent basis. Is that normal? I was never home schooled. I know of only one other person IRL who currently homeschools. I get that I'm the odd man out. So perhaps that's why I feel like I can't really vent ("If it's so hard, why not public school?" "Well, how do you even know he's on track? You must have a guideline you have to follow, right?").
Anyway, I guess what I'm asking for is encouragement at this early stage in the game. I love the idea of homeschooling and I'm hoping this will last all the way up until college (if he decides on college). I also hope I really do well teaching him.
My goal for educating him is not necessarily teaching him a certain amount of "things." I want to establish a sense of wonder and a sense to ask questions about everything; I want him to challenge everything, including me.
Anyway, thanks in advance. Sorry if this little rant is a little confusing. :)