I don't really have anyone IRL to discuss Waldorf like curricula, so I really need some online help. I've wanted to go in this direction for the last two years, but for a whole long list of reasons we've been using A Beka (a big factor being we were given it for free). I realize that A Beka is very, very different from most Waldorf curricula, but I also know it's the direction I want (we need) to head.
While I've never been diagnosed, I likely have significant ADD. Coupled with the fact that I have four children (9, 7, 3, 1) I don't do well when the curriculum leaves things very open ended with only suggestions of what to do-which is why I've stuck with A Beka (that and the free part).
Last school year (09-10) I had purchased A Little Garden Flower, but it was much too vague for me to be able to use well. I really need the lesson plans to be broken down on at least a weekly basis, specifically dictating what subject matter will be taught each day, not just "teach something about this today".
From what I have found, Christopherus and Oak Meadow seem to be the best options for me. Live Education and Enki seem lovely, but I'm afraid that they won't be structured enough in their instruction and plans for me to be able to use them effectively.
I'm so torn between Christopherus and OM, because it seems like everyone likes them, I'm just trying to surmise which might be a better fit over the other for us.
The only point that makes me possibly lean more toward Christopherus, is the lesson plan page from OM seems like the child may be mostly self directed, and I'm not sure if I like the idea of that.
Anyway, I really need some help "talking" this through, and I'm grateful to anyone willing to do so with me. :)