Our second son will be an excellent homeschooler - beyond excellent actually. He is super smart and super focused. 100% on everything, with minimal effort. He even LOVES to learn :)
Homeschooling our first son sadly does bring worries, though. I can foresee the complaining. Too hard. Too much work. Crying. Whining. Tantrums. Non-stop begging for TV.
Our first son - though making huge gains toward recovery - is on the autism spectrum. Despite being super smart himself, everything is just a little more challenging for him. Less focus. Less diligence. Less self-control. He is truly the sweetest kid ever, but often it is hard to see the real him.
But despite the hesitations and potential for difficulties, we're going to give homeschooling our best effort :) My friend, also the *homeschooling* mom of a child on the autism spectrum, is sweetly offering encouragement. So, I'm trying to maintain a positive perspective and think about all of the great happinesses of homeschooling.
We'll have no more: school driving, nights of homework, crazy mornings, teacher issues, or classmate social issues.
We'll have: free afternoons for play and activities, more time together, and an easier schedule.