What do you do when your child is reluctant to work?
She's not reluctant to learn. She loves learning, but that's really hard to prove when she won't write anything down. She likes writing until she has to do an assignment. She's good at math until she has to answer questions. She loves doing science experiments as long as she doesn't have to explain it in writing. She is an auditory learner. Give her a video camera and she's awesome. Give her paper and a pen and she cringes like it's mouldy bread.
The good thing is I can cater to her needs and bend the rules to help her out. Home schooling allows me to shape the curriculum to whatever works for her. But should I? When she wants to make a power point presentation should I force her to write an essay? Even if it brings her marks down? Do I leave her to her own devices to develop self-initiative or do I sit by her and help her stay on task? These are the questions of a home-school parent that plague me every day. (sigh)