Homeschoolers: Where do you fall on this scale?? (A poll!)
I’m constantly struggling with creating school in our home to be something my children REALLY enjoy; I want school to be fun and profoundly interesting and meaningful to them, personally. However, there are subjects or topics which I do feel are important for them to learn, even when my children have zero interest in the study. I think that enjoying one’s studies enhances a lifelong love of learning, but sometimes, depending on the child or the subject, I’ve found that, at least for my children, love just isn’t enough, and I have to step up the rigor in their schooling. Frankly, nobody around here likes that, myself included. I see it as a necessary… well, not necessary evil. Perhaps necessary character- and education-builder.
Where do you generally fit, on a scale of one to ten of rigor in homeschooling??