DS 11 is pulling out all the stops right now. I think I just need some internet hugs.
Long story short, I'm slowly moving from unschooling to 'school at home' for a number of reasons but mainly because it's going to help DS in the long run and it's in his best interest. The transition has been rocky at best and I expected that. DS is well, stubborn.
Right now we are doing Rosetta Stone French, his online program from CTY (science now, was math before)- which he LOVES, a traditional school book for history, lots of library books for reading and a supplemental writing workbook. Total time per day is maybe 3 hrs max- depends how much reading DS does.
He also does swim team 3x a week for an hour in the pool.
The push back I'm getting from DS is incredible. You would think I have him sitting at a desk for 8 hrs a day.
I know this is a game of will power with him and I can not give him. The drama, the 'I forgot', the "I don't know". I hate making him go back and re-do everything but honestly if you can not remember what you just did then you need to re-do it. (I know he knows the answer, its a game he is trying to play)
And I gave him 2 days to find a 'free' reading book on from our book shelves. He chose not to find one, so I gave him one, now hes complaining how 'boring' the book is. Sorry son, you chose not to find a book, once you finish this book and do a short summary then you can pick a new book. Summaries are required at this point. Nothing painful, just a quick paragraph about the book. This is different than a literature book which we actually analyze and such.
However, right now its a good thing its a holiday and its night so the school office is closed. Otherwise I might just enroll him LOL.