A mom told me that she is pulling her fourth-grader to homeschool him just for this year. She has several reasons but her main reason is she wants to spend special time with him while he still wants to spend time with her.
She does have a younger school-age child who will continue to go their normal school. She’s promised that child that in fourth grade she’ll let that child stay home too.
Her oldest child is very excited about working with his mom. They plan to create a blog for him to write to share about his studies and all the things they check out around the city.
The mom feels like doing the work at home will allow them to get it done faster and move on to the things they want to do. Also it will allow them to still do all his after-school sports with less time constraints.
I think he will still get to see his friends from school and will still be social but he won’t be at the school.
I don’t think even if it goes really well she’s open to the idea of homeschooling permanently. I think she thinks it would be too hard to homeschool multiple children at once, and I also think she thinks the curriculum is going to get harder to teach in middle school.
So what do you think: Good idea or bad idea to pull a child for just one year to spend special time with them? If it is successful should she consider continuing on even into the higher grades? What do you think of letting each child have a special year at home with mom?