Welcome to the New Year! For some of you it is back to home schooling, for others, you are just jumping in, taking that leap of faith. You would be surprised to know that plenty of people decide to pull their children out of the traditional school setting and start to home school at the beginning of the calendar year.
Part of the reason for this is that there is a considerable break in most school systems for the Christmas holiday. Exams usually happen mid-December, report cards are probably going to be coming out right as the kids go back to school. And many parents have reached the end of their rope by now.
Another thing that happens is that parents often realize that they like the child that has been out of school for a couple of weeks. They find that the child is more relaxed, the parents are more relaxed, and the family as a whole functions better without the stress of the daily school adventure. This is understandable because regardless of the age of your child, being away from parental influences for eight to ten hours a day is detrimental to the family dynamic.