My son was miserable most days and had a growing hatred of school and learning at 6 years old. This told me something wasn't right. We would receive calls or emails about him melting down and hiding under the table when it was reading time and ultimately ended up with him being given the oh so familiar diagnosis of ADHD. We questioned the school about testing for dyslexia due to a three generational history and were told he wasn't old enough yet. Yet, he was old enough to read? We were very frustrated with system and the response of the school, and knew something needed to change but we weren't sure what.
My son came up with solution. He often sees me completing my college work and attending classes online and approached me asking why he couldn’t just do school like me. I looked at him and thought about it for a minute. After some talk of what doing school at home would entail and the fact that he wouldn't see his friends everyday he was still adamant that this is what he wanted. So I began the research.
If you currently homeschool you know what that entails. The different philosophies, the costs, the plethora of curriculum and choosing what to use, navigating state regulations, and finally how do I keep my kid socialized? It can be quite daunting. But, as with everything I do, I threw myself into it wholly and came out with some answers that seemed to fit us. We’ve been managing quite well so far, yet I felt like I wanted to document our journey. Maybe this will help you if your just starting, looking for kindred souls, or just need some ideas. I can’t possibly say how many ideas I’ve gotten from other homeschool blogs and Pinterest. They have been my lifeline. So perhaps I can return the favor for you, or if your just curious what it's about feel free to tag along.