My DD is in kindergarten at a Montessori and I am starting to look at homeschooling to see if it's even an option but my DH (and I) have this notion that HS is only suitable and possible if a parent is home full time. Anyone know differently? Right now I only work parttime but in theory should be increasing my hours - but I have my own business so my schedule is sort of flexible (I see clients by hourly appointment and right now work 2 fairly full days a week and piece together some other work in short bursts on other days).
School is increasingly looking like "forcing a round peg into a square hole" with my daughter and I just want to carefully consider all of my options. I refuse to believe that it is my daughter that is at fault for not fitting in but more likely it's the place we are trying to send her and this school thing we are trying to do that is causing the perpetual upset. She really does love the learning she does at school and is eager to learn. But she struggles terribly with much of the social dynamics, the large groups of kids, the discipline she witnesses, etc. She is a very sensitive soul and takes all the upset around her on herself and internalizes it then lets it all out at home. Then refuses to go to school at all. This week I finally found a way to help her go to school on Thursday when we opted to try the much smaller, quieter afternoon class. She liked that very much. But I have no idea how being in a class of 7 is going to prepare her for first grade and on. Maybe it will work out on it's own but then again perhaps it wont' - and then I would be regretting having not looked into homeschooling. So I am wondering if anyone knows about being parttime HS(assuming I have continued care for her with Grandma while I work). Maybe Grandma and I can partner on it, I don't know. I just hear from everyone how HS puts such a burden of responsibility on Mom.
Any thoughts or experiences or suggestions are greatly appreciated. I just reserved Mary Griffith's The Homeschooling Handbook from the library.