As well as making ministry decisions right now, I’m also processing home schooling the kids.Â Ben is 8 (next week!) and Grace is 6 (also next week!).Â They been going to school since they were both just turned 4, 8.55 – 3.20 every day.Â During this time they have also had homework every nightÂ (reading Mon – Fri) thenÂ literacy or numeracyÂ for 30 mins or so over the weekend.Â I don’t think I got homework until I was about 9 or 10!
My main reason for thinking about home school is because Ben has special needs – his paediatrician thinks he is borderline on the Autistic Spectrum.Â Ben doesn’t really get on well with school, and boy do we know about it when he gets home!Â He is now at an age where children are starting to bully him, and he is noticing.Â I know I can’t protect him forever, as it were, but I have a responsibility as his parent, and it really pains me to keep sending him back into school.Â My other reason for home schooling is that Ben and Grace will receive so much more one to one.Â We have some friends who are also thinking about homeschooling their girls.
I don’t really want to follow an overly Christian curriculum, because some I’ve seen are quite “religious”.Â Anyway, does anyone have any thoughts or advice?Â Do any of youÂ home school?