I rarely post anymore, on any forum. I try not to subscribe to any one particular way of thinking/schooling because I end up being a failure and take it out on myself. I end up blaming curriculum, feeling disconnected to my children and frustrated. But I feel like I need some kind of support system. My children do not wake up begging for language arts. I do not have notebooks full of writing and creative stories. They are 5 and 7, kinder and 2nd grade. They are tons of fun and I love them to pieces.
I think we are more classical educators but there are internet places that follow a strict classical method and when I visit those places and read what people are doing I want to crawl in a damned hole LOL! I settled on some fine curriculum ( so I thought), until I start reading all the reviews about my choices. One side thinks they are great, the other side is that my kids will end up being epic failures and fall behind the average. I don't know how to decide if I am doing enough. I enjoy the fact that they have enough free time in their little lives to do things they enjoy.
I'm not looking for an excuse to slack, or have limit learning time, not at all. I'm just wondering if more homeschoolers take the "middle of the road" approach or a strict side? I feel very scattered right now. I appear to be organized, I always have a plan for the day/week, but i am constantly thinking in my head that I should be doing something else though I don't know why LOL. My kids are smart, have VERY good life skills and common sense. Adults comment how they love the conversations with them. Maybe it's just hard to feel satisfied knowing other people are leaps beyond us in some areas.
Anyone go in and out of this thinking? I am usually pretty "up" about the way we school. DH just says "half those people on the internet don't even have kids."