I love homeschooling my children, but you know I would be lying if I said it was perfect.
No education method is perfect, each has its own drawback.
While I write about plenty of aspects of homeschooling I adore, the truth is there are some features that drive me crazy.
5 Dislikes About Homeschooling
1. Constantly Thinking About Curriculum – I know this is more of my personality flaw than something that ALL homeschoolers do. I wish I could one of the homeschoolers that picks a curriculum in Kindergarten and just sticks with it. However, that’s not me.
2. Second Guessing Myself – I guess this goes with #1. It’s hard for me not to wonder “would this work better for so and so?”. All the time. I would be better off to just make do with what we have rather than peering over the fence looking for that greener grass.
3. Being the Boss/Knowing all the Answers – There is a great deal of responsibility in teaching our children at home. We have to know your states requirements, know requirements for graduation and keep up with our children’s individual interest as well as strengths and weaknesses.
4. Expense – Now believe me, educating my children is money well spent! I just wish I didn’t spend so much
5. Teaching Kids to Read – Wouldn’t it be nice if they just showed up knowing how to read? Now, if you have never attempted to teach a struggling reader you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. My first three were super easy to teach to read. One was reading before Kindergarten and I don’t even remember teaching another one to read. I think she just woke up one morning and magically started reading. They didn’t learn to read easily because of the awesomeness of my teaching skills either. My last three have been a different story.
What would you change?
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