I have three boys. My two oldest attend public school. My youngest (age 8) has been homeschooling for the last two years (he had a horrid time in Kindergarten and wasn’t thriving in public school like my other two).
My middle child, age 11, will wanted to try homeschool this next school year (but only for that year…long story). My husband was apprehensive because he does so well in school (straight A student) and because he’s not sure if I’ll be able to handle teaching two (frankly…I’m nervous about that too, though I’m excited to try).
He agreed, but only if my son would do a trial month early. This actually works out well…I was out a month with pneumonia this year so we are about a month behind for my youngest. So them both starting a month early sounds great.
BUT, I’m not sure what to do about my oldest (age 13). It has always been hard teaching my youngest when the other boys are home doing other things…and I see where the same problem may come up here. My oldest I think would be willing to work with me BUT also could be resentful if this took away from summer video game time (having screens on during homeschool would be a big distraction). Suggestions?