There came a point where I looked around and realized that most homeschooling families I knew who had kids beyond about 7th grade had put those older kids in school while usually keeping the younger ones at home. I reasoned this must be because kids get more difficult as they get older, as they are finding themselves and turning into mini adults.
I was talking with a friend who is feeling the burnout. I realized I am also feeling it and my signs include avoiding doing school and leaving the house to do other things or calling Animal Jam and Moshi Monsters "school." I found some great links on homeschool burnout in case you are going through some of it. And remember, if you do put your kids in school, you are not a failure. You have to do what is best for your family. I will miss seeing you during the day at homeschool group stuff and my kids will miss your kids, but we understand. Please read on:
Dear Homeschool Mom Who Wants to Quit
The Ever-Rocking Penelope Trunk, mom with Asperger's and has sons with it, as well
Penelope also takes on Parent Burnout
A mom of five talks about putting her kids in school
Yes, I count a day at Science City as "school" ... they are engineering and building and using their minds.