I can't believe I'm here as we're diehard homeschoolers, but I'm considering a child-led charter school for my soon-to-be 7 yr old ds who has never been to school.
The hardest part in making this decision is that homeschooling really works for him. He never asks to go to school, is very creative, and loves his life.
However, I'm struggling trying to meet the needs of the rest of our family. My 3 yr old is making life very hard right now and is very distracting. It's a huge problem and one that I don't know will go away soon. He seems to need a lot more 1:1 than I can give while trying to do any sort of project, game, or reading with my older ds.
I also need to get in regular workouts and this makes us all feel like we're rushing around constantly trying to find enough time to hit my yoga class, get to the library, get home in time for my little one's nap, etc. Getting to field trips and park days is getting harder and harder, as my little one hits and gets very aggressive when he's tired and cranky (it's been like this for a year).
I'm so torn. My older ds is very social and meeting his needs has been fine this summer since he's been meeting friends at our gym and swimming with them afterwards. But, they are all returning to school and he'll be the oldest one in the kid's program during the school year.
So, we're trying to figure it all out too. I'm very grateful for this thread, as I have very few people in real life to talk to about it all.