My son aged 5 years old is currently in mainstream education, one of the local primary schools which has an amazing reputation, he has a lovely teacher and an amazing principal.
He seems to be thriving, but in saying that dh and I don't technically agree with the methods/ the ways in which he is being taught particular things. We are a
So struggling with the fact that we only seem to get times of ds's day when he is less than happy erring on the side of insanely grumpy. In the mornings he is slow to get ready even with my help, and we end up stressing because we are running late. Once we are through the gate at school we all sigh with relief. In the afternoons he is tired and grouchy from not eating enough as he is rushing to chase after the other children at break times, also likely to be overstimulated for most of his day.
He is also socialising with children who come from very mainstream upbringings and they are teaching him many things that are less than desirable. He had the most beautiful manners before heading to school, now he demands things and throws tantrums which he never did pre-school. When asked what he likes most about school, his answer was art and crafting time.
He has only been there for a term which is about 12weeks, I'm just really unsure of how long to leave him, he likes going but as his parents what we are seeing in him as changes aren't what we had hoped for.
Has anyone else been in a similar scenario and decided to homeschool?