I have to share this with my readers. This blog post horrified me! A schooling at home mom reveals:
"Oh, it had been a long time coming. Attitude problems. Refusing to do his work. Taking hours and hours for a single assignment. Just after Christmas he informed archly that “he doesn’t read”, such a plebeian pastime being beneath him. After that, silent reading became a battle, too.
Has it never dawned on this mom that her hard-nosed approach to homeschooling may be what her son is rebelling against? Instead of researching the solution to her son's anguish she runs off shopping just to find some peace and quiet. With the situation deteriorating further she hammers down even more and comes up with a brilliant (in her mind) solution. So, what does she do? She expels her son from her school! She banishes him from the family (basically) since her school is his homeschool: