New Jersey’s Star Ledger posted a parent’s experience at home. He’s done with homeschooling.
Our year of homeschooling and why our kids are now back in public school By Phil Giannotti
Seriously, I love my kids, but keeping them together 24/7 only proved that the best thing for everyone involved is lots of space, lots of distance. Keeping them in close proximity for long stretches of time is like driving a truckload of nitroglycerine down an unpaved potholed road. Inevitably, the smallest arguments would lead to full-blown war.
It wasn’t just my kids, though. Homeschooling simply didn’t work for me and my wife. My work schedule keeps me out of the house all afternoon and night. That would leave my wife to do the majority of the work by herself. Difficult work when you have a 7-year-old boy with ADHD and a 9-year-old girl can be as stubborn and exasperating as a teenager. That along with the amount of work needed to teach our kids and hold their attention just did not add up. While homeschooling might work wonderfully for some, it is definitely not something for everyone.