rlwilliams3's picture

Homeschooling and divorced families.

I am interested in homeschooling my boys but am unsure how it would work since two of my boys are step-children and have to visit their biological mother on occasion for a week at a time. How would homeschooling work for them...would she be responsible for their school work during that week or would I have to catch them up when they returned from her home? I would appreciate any insight or advice.

mayamay's picture

Make sure your custody agreement allows for homeschool. I think that if their mom has the flexibility to supervise them in homeschool that would be terrific, but it is a commitment that you should not make on her behalf.

SnglDad's picture

I agree with Mayamay. Is there a reason that you are not asking this question to the mother herself? Does the father have sole decision making authority? This question could best be answered by the boy's mother. When the kids are with her, that is her time to be with them. What is the fathers opinion on this?

rlwilliams3's picture

My husband and I and in the very early stages of discussing this possible change, and I really would like to have "done my homework" and have answers before I approach this subject with the boy's mother. That's why I am wondering how this will effect her time with them and what her responsibilities would be so that I know how to present it to her. Yes, my husband has custody and their mom has visitation.