Ok, so I'm new. DS1 attended public school for kindy and 1st grade. My husband isn't super supportive of HSing in general and even less so of unschooling. But I got him to agree to a trial year this year and I was so excited! I had all these big plans and dreams about how it would go and as you can imagine it's going quite the opposite of my beautiful imagination. I'm not a great organizer and I don't like a lot of seatwork (any really) but i bought some workbooks and stuff and thought we could kind of fill-in-the-blanks with them. Well we're about 4 weeks into things and I haven't been pushy, we do not use the workbooks, and we've ditched the schedule. We do things lilke make play doh and go for hikes. The thing is, much as i try to be relaxed, I can't even get him to read the notes i leave around the house let alone a book, he has started telling me that he doesn't know how to read and wants me to read everything for him. I can't get much done around the house because he wants "help" with everything, even though he has very little asked of him. Today I asked him to gather the laundry and bring it down to the laundry room, he passed the job to his brother and then the two of them scattered laundry all over the house. That was only a small part of the day and it was the only thing I actually required of him at all. I'm getting so frustrated with his lack of interest in everything. I go from being super relaxed to total freak out on a day-to-day basis.
Another kind of side note about my freak outs, I decided that working out or yoga would help, but i find that the place I go will make ds feel kind of strange as he will have to sit in a day care situation with a bunch of "babies" much younger than him and so I've only been doing what I can with a 7, 4 and 2 year old in tow, which isn't very much when it comes to burning off my anxiety.
So, I'm sorry this is so long...if you've read this much I was hoping that maybe I could get some feedback about his "work ethic" or lack thereof, and about the idea of how learning occurs moment to moment even if I don't really think it is...
Thanks so much for reading!!!