I Don’t Like Deschooling

I Don’t Like Deschooling

It has been a couple of weeks since we began an unschooling home school life and I don’t like it.  What makes things difficult is my 17 year old wants to have a traditional schooling program but doesn’t want to put in the work.  Not to mention that in the past he has chosen to follow his own interest and now he want’s to squeeze himself into a traditional educational mold.  A mold that he continually resists.

My 11 year old is very happy!  I should be too.  I am focusing on things I have interest in but the part that I don’t like is the curriculum that keeps staring at me.  It gives me these looks of disappointment.  The grammar books has sat in my hands and the urge to tell my son that we should finish the book.  Okay, so I DID mention that to him.  I couldn’t help it.  He said he would and I left it on the kitchen table.  He hasn’t touched it and I am trying to be good about it.

This reminds me when you are trying to stop a bad habit like eating sugar.  You take it out of the house and through it in the trash.  You don’t leave it lying around.  I guess that is what I’ll have to do.  Pack it up and put it away.

How do you handle this?

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