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Top Ten Things I Dislike About Homeschooling | Teeny Manolo

Top Ten Things I Dislike About Homeschooling

I promised, and here are my personal downsides to homeschooling.  Click here for the Top Ten Things I DO like.

10.  Oh, the weight of responsibility!  If he can’t get into an Ivy League, I’ve got no one to blame but me.  Kidding. Sorta.

9. Storing all of the various and sundry items needed to pursue school at home.  Had to purchase a small bookcase just for all the stuff.

8. I’m sure this is different for most people, but I personally dislike being a stern taskmaster.

7.  Which brings us to the fact that nine year old boys can be ah, a bit averse to learning. Let alone one who would never speak to a teacher the way he speaks to me when he doesn’t want to do something.

6. The fact that I am probably more critical of him to his face than a teacher would be.

5. Having to do school work when my toddler has pretty much tired me out for the day.

4.  Feeling like I have very little time to relax.

3. Having a gnawing feeling that I could be doing any or all of this better than I currently am.

2. Not being able to drop my kid off and have him be someone else’s problem for 6 1/2 hours a day.

1.  Trying to balance everything, and somehow coming up short.

One Response to “Top Ten Things I Dislike About Homeschooling”

  1. Awesome Mom October 27, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Yeah number 7 is the reason we don’t home school. I tried doing preschool stuff with my eldest and all I got from him no matter how hard I tried was “Mommy you do it!” Even now he acts like he has no idea what he is doing when it comes to homework (he asks me to answer the question) even though his teachers have told me how well he does at school. When we call him on his BS he will grudgingly do it but I have to keep a sharp eye on him.