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Subject: Homeschooling part time
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
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I haven't posted here in quite a while. We have had so much going on in our lives.

Anyway, my  daughter would like to go back to school part time. We have that option here with our schools. I think it will be best for all of us to have a break from each other as well. I have to organize with the school still but  that is the plan for this fall. She is finally being tested for ADD next week, so if they find a learning disability, we could get some help from the schools we never could before.

Also, my youngest should start kindergarten this fall. I think we will go ahead and send her to ps.  I honestly don't think I have the patience. 

I don't think I was cut out for homeschool on a full time basis. We pulled our daughter out when she was struggling and we could not get help. She has improved, but not where I would still like her to be.

So, I think for the sanity of our household, they will both be in ps this fall, I will continue to work with them both myself of course. I think perhaps instead of getting mad at what I feel may be lacking in the schools, perhaps I will just pick up that slack myself and teach them other things I think they may need to know.

Has anyone else homeschooled part time?

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2007
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Hi Frugalmom, I hope everything is well with your family.  Going to school full-time and homeschooling parttime is a lot of "school" for anyone, especially young kids.  I understand that you want to continue to teach your children.  Parents are always teaching their children.  Since they'll be in school, you can do enrichment activities with them.  If you want to keep the sanity you are looking for, make sure you choose things you all enjoy so you don't continue to feel stressed.  My suggestions are to read aloud books that you love, take family trips to museums and theatre, and play as much as you can.  Young children learn best while playing!

Best of luck.