A Homeschool Mom with Serious Doubts

Okay, I'm going to admit something here that you will never catch me admitting in my real life. Come mid-August, I will start homeschooling all three of my sons. My boys are 9, 7 and soon to be 4 years old.  I will be teaching 5th and 3rd grades and Kindergarten. Each will have a separate curriculum because the materials that work best for the boys do not permit teaching the same material to two children at once.  

And I haven't got the slightest clue how I'm going to teach all three and make sure each one is getting enough attention.

There must be a way, and I intend to find it. I know that large families homeschool successfully. I'm just not sure how they do it.  

Mind you, I've homeschooled from day 1, so I've homeschooled two boys at a time for two years. Still, something about adding in a third has me gravely concerned. The third will need more one-on-one time. The older ones have heavier requirements to meet. I can definitely see the other two goofing off while my attention is focused on the third. Furthermore, the third has already begun teaching himself numbers and letters, and it's clear he's delighted to learn. Will he get enough time?

The funny thing is that homeschoolers inevitably say that tell others that they can do it. "You think you can't, but you can. Really."  Well, I'm not so sure about that at the moment.

So, there you have it. I'm a homeschooling mom who is not so sure how I'm going to make this work. 

If you've "been there and done that," I'd be happy for some insight. 

~Annie

www.learnateveryturn.com (creative, enriched homeschool)

www.curiousmindgarden.com (my creative niche)

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