BECKYBIRD: i have found i've needed naps after i hit my 40s. not before that.
however if i kept typical normal hours then yes i'd get a little tired in the afternoons but i didnt really need a nap. more a downtime.
Originally Posted by stormborn
How's homeschooling going, Meemee? Having fun?
oh stormborn thank you so much for asking. i am bursting to tell so you'll have to suffer thru my tome.
its a miracle i tell you... a miracle!
until i hsed i had no idea how many different kinds there were.
so we are doing a flavor of it. through a charter school so we have to do so many hours of study. that's the only way i can get her dad to agree.
boy oh boy dd and i struggled initially. we had to meet an advisor every 2 weeks and we'd have sometimes 2 hour meetings. now its down to 15 minutes so we got a hang of it.
initially dd nor i had no idea what we were doing. she was in the deschooling mode and i was in the overschooling mode.
but we got it all worked out now. well almost.
its going smoothly and we are loving it.
just when i was getting overwhelmed and was so tired to bug dd to do her work, the advisor expressed how happy she was with our progress and said dd does not have to do so much work. dd went - 'what so much work? i am not doing too much work!' YEAH!!! so we figured out to continue what dd's interests are but we dont need to document most of it.
so yeah its going GREAT. and i have figured out how to fit in unschooling amongst it as dd is more an unschooling kid. its helpful the charter is so good. they have not fixed dd's curriculum - though they have given us a guide. they have not insisted us sticking to it. so even though dd is doing ancient history she spent a week studying the history of blues because of a song she is doing in choir and we spent a week on diseases adn forensics because dd's latest obsession is sherlock.
i dont teach dd. i help her when she needs help. i find resources and offer them to her and she does what she finds interesting.
its taken us 6 years to hs. all the emotional and other problems that made us pull dd from school, have all disappeared. dd is having a grand time. nothing else could make a mother happier.
and dd has accepted her weird self. (the idea that hs makes you weird). well she has always been seen as weird but now she is having a ball with adults and accepts kids for who they are, not their action (her best friend has started calling her an idiot - i imagine because when she is over at their house she is spending more time hanging out with the parents than her friend. she just ignores him).