Amazingly, it seems we have been homeschooling for three months now. It's gone so quickly! And the summer holidays are almost upon us. We are still taking things fairly easy as we continue to try and find our rhythm - to be honest I think we are still in the "deschooling" stage (apparently, you should allow one month for every year that your child had attended school for, so for us that would be about four and a half months) It is still very much up and down - at the moment Joe is in a bit of an "I can't be bothered to do anything" mood, but I am trying not to stress about it too much and just go with the flow. I am going to try and keep things ticking over during the hols and hopefully having big bro around a bit more (when he's not out with his mates, that is) will help to encourage him.
It has been a HUGE learning curve. I have read so many books and discovered new, homeschooling blogs, and have been learning so much about, not just homeschooling, but how children learn in general, about children with learning difficulties or sensory sensitivities (which we are investigating with Joe - I'm sure there's something going on there), and also I am learning a huge amount about Joe himself and how he learns. It's very hard to get out of that "school" mindset of "they must cover this topic by the end of this year and they must reach such and such a level", but I am getting there. I think Joe is missing the social side of school a bit (and me too, if I'm honest!) but I think we're going to be ok.