We are not homeschooling yet, but are seriously considering, perhaps after Christmas. As I mull over the potential challenges, sibling dynamics is at the top of the list. My dd is 10, my ds is 7. They are either totally best playmates, or fighting and drama. They seem to be in a big physical phase, where they can't even be on the couch together without it turning into major physical rough housing, or fighting over whose foot is touching whose. Gah! It makes me want to tear my hair out.
on the one hand, I wonder if being out of school, having more say and direction about their day, what they do, etc.. will mellow things out. But I am sure that while the dynamics will shift, they will still be there. My dd told me today that she uses school as an 'escape' to have a break from her brother. Hmmm....
So, I'd love to hear from others who have are already down the road. What challenges come up? How have you dealt with them? Especially getting kids to be socializing and mixing with other kids away from each other.