Homeschool Questions: Homeschool One Child and Public School for My Other Two
(Shippensburg, Pa, USA)
Struggling mom has some homeschool questions and is looking for advice. Please share your experience, thoughts or some encouragement...
I really am struggling with the decision to homeschool my youngest daughter, who is in 2nd grade. She doesn't necessarily dislike school or her teacher, but some days she is simply exhausted and whiny. She has been having "accidents" since school started, two weeks ago. She misses me.
I really don't know if any of these reasons are good ones to just start homeschooling. I am not a big fan of public education to begin with, so that doesn't help. On the other hand, my 9 year old is extremely social, loves being at school and with her friends and seems to really thrive in that environment.
My son just started middle school and has his friends too, but there is no recess and I feel it is a long day to sit for almost 7 hours, with the exception of switching from room to room for classes and having gym weekly.
My question is: What do you think of homeschooling only one child if the other two really want to stay at school? The problem is that once they have already been in "the public school system" for years, it seems hard to remove them. I'm afraid of them not doing well socially, if I withdraw them from school. Any advice or opinions are greatly appreciated.
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