This is HORRIBLE... sigh. Someone shoot me!
Despite my ethusiasm in diving head first into unschooling, I ultimately crumbled under pressure and enrolled my child in "school." So, we did virtual school last year through K12.. easy enough, whatever. This year... hell no! What was I thinking?!
It's not that it is hard.. it's just that I do not agree with ANY of it! It is all ridiculous busy work and definitely NOT needed at the moment.. my child was placed in an "advanced" program for "gifted" learners this year going into 2nd grade. I have been doing the bare minimum to keep the program (which isn't much lately...), but we have been doing our own thing! I just can't get the support I need to let go of school fully... hubs is totally against it as he is very set on the importance of education, even pushing me to further my higher education once more.
It is frustrating and causing me so much anxiety! I have so many mixed feelings... getting behind in the program is bothering me simply because I am a perfectionist and I am used to applying myself 100% fully to things I commit myself to.. but I am not committed to this at all anymore.
The last month or so we have been relaxing a LOT more.. and the kid is finally enjoying his interests instead. But DH is getting on my case about him not "doing school" and "getting behind." Frankly, I don't care what he thinks, but I don't like the stress and the stupid fights that it causes us. It disrupts the flow of our family and it's not worth arguing over.
Currently we are making some BIG changes in our life regarding our lifestyle, and I feel like this would be a good time to just get away from the school system altogether finally (I managed to keep him out of Kindergarten.. but caved for 1st grade).
I have read a lot, applied some, and seen some changes, but how do I get DH to agree to what I want to do? I have lots of books that he has never touched or shown an interest in on the subject of unschooling or life without school. I just don't know how to get him to agree with what I want to do and what I think is best for our child.
It is nice having some kind of guide to follow, yes, but I think it is all just a load of rubbish and I don't want him to be subjected to state testing next year... what a waste.