Please Talk Me Down!!!!!
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April 11th, 2011, 05:12 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
I think you should just start over completely. Pretend this year didn't happen. Start from scratch in the Fall with a new (more flexible) curriculum (if you choose not to continue with K12) and a renewed spirit of adventure. Things happen! How would this year have been any different if you were doing PS? You wouldn't be teaching as a homeschool parent, but you'd still be expected to teach the homework. You'd be driving back and forth every day at 8 and 3 during rush traffic, doing special events and teacher conferences when you should've been recovering or packing, and things like that. It wouldn't be free, either. You'd be buying school supplies, lunches, gas to and from school, field trip money, etc.
There are more cheap or free ways to do school than just K12, and you'll probably find making your own curriculum more fun than overwhelming in the long run. We can help you. Relax and pat yourself on the back for making it through the year, but please DON'T triple the lessons everyday. You're going to cause burnout for both of you, and you'll both end up dreading school time. Learning should be something kids look forward to.
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