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When is it time to give up homeschooling?

When is it time to give up homeschooling?
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If you feel like faulty inter-family dynamics are pushing you towards an educational approach none of you wants, then it’s time for some collaborative problem-solving. I’m a huge fan of family meetings. However, if you go into a family meeting for the first time at a crisis point like this, the kids easily feel attacked and defensive. I think you’ll have to be very careful. I would hold a family meeting in a way that will make it happy and fun, to bring out the best and most charitable emotions in all of you: serve some special beverages and snacks and maybe light a candle, and make an agenda that has a heavy (if somewhat contrived) focus on appreciation and other positives. Something like:

1. Why our family is awesome.

2. What we love about homeschooling. 

3. One thing that is frustrating mommy. 

4. Other business: any concerns or frustrations that other people have

5. Exciting new ideas for homeschooling that we want to try out some day.

When it comes to number three, use a pleasant voice, avoiding blaming statements, but be honest about how it sometimes makes you feel. Choose one discrete issue that you can focus on at that first meeting. “I know it might seem a bit weird to you, but to me having a tidy living room is really important to my peace of mind. And when I spend time and energy cleaning up,…………… continues on Mothering

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