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Bluecalm
When do I tell him?
March 3, 2013 at 7:53 AM
My son is in K in ps but I'll be homeschooling him next year. Should I let him know before school is out or wait until summer?

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  • rsrangel
    March 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Go ahead and tell him!  Get him excited about all the fun things you guys will be doing!  I have 1 that will be back homeschooling next year (he is in private school now), and 1 that will continue to homeschool - they have known for months and are so excited.  We are always adding things to our list of things we want to learn about and places we want to go. 

  • gacgbaker
    March 3, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I'd go ahead and start preparing him if you know for sure it's something you are going to be doing- he will want to know so he has some closure at the end of the year.  

  • mem82
    by mem82
    March 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM
    And try to sign him up in some homeschooling classes over the summer so he can start building a friend base that schools like he does. It will help him feel like he will still see friends after his other friends go back to public.

    Quoting gacgbaker:

    I'd go ahead and start preparing him if you know for sure it's something you are going to be doing- he will want to know so he has some closure at the end of the year.  

  • Bluecalm
    March 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM
    Good idea! I'm going to a meeting this week with a homeschool group. I'll ask about that.


    Quoting mem82:

    And try to sign him up in some homeschooling classes over the summer so he can start building a friend base that schools like he does. It will help him feel like he will still see friends after his other friends go back to public.



    Quoting gacgbaker:

    I'd go ahead and start preparing him if you know for sure it's something you are going to be doing- he will want to know so he has some closure at the end of the year.  


  • KickButtMama
    March 3, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    I agree, get him on board, maybe he can help choose curricula or plan field trips?

    Quoting rsrangel:

    Go ahead and tell him!  Get him excited about all the fun things you guys will be doing!  I have 1 that will be back homeschooling next year (he is in private school now), and 1 that will continue to homeschool - they have known for months and are so excited.  We are always adding things to our list of things we want to learn about and places we want to go. 


  • Bluecalm
    March 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM
    I brought it up today and he thought it was a great idea, said he'd be the teacher and I could be the bus driver lol. I don't think he is quite grasping the concept...

    Quoting KickButtMama:

    I agree, get him on board, maybe he can help choose curricula or plan field trips?

    Quoting rsrangel:

    Go ahead and tell him!  Get him excited about all the fun things you guys will be doing!  I have 1 that will be back homeschooling next year (he is in private school now), and 1 that will continue to homeschool - they have known for months and are so excited.  We are always adding things to our list of things we want to learn about and places we want to go. 




  • GELiz
    by GELiz
    March 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Don't tell him now- wait otherwise he may lose his motivation.

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    March 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM

     yea tell him now!!!

  • oldweeza
    March 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    I have a 10 year old that I took out of school  this year, and at first he really missed his friends, but is getting used to it. He told his grandmother though that he was going back next year, and he isn't. He is sort of your typical 5th grader, doesn't really like school no matter how you put it. I want to get him on board for next year also, picking out things to do like work, and field trips, but I am scared to bring it up so early.

    I know I am the parent  and he has to do what my husband and I feel is best for him, but I am reluctant to tell him. Any ideas for me.

     

  • bether89
    March 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

     I would tell him now and start preparing him for homeschooling by talking about it with him.

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