Help me please! I'm the parent of an artist
My 16 year old son is a highly gifted artist. Of course, I want to help him to spend his time best preparing for whatever he chooses to do (which he is uncertain of at the time). He loathes school work. We homeschool, and it's like misery and torture (for both of us) for him to do his work. He will do it, painfully, but I think he hates it so much he probably isn't retaining a single thing. (We have tried many different curricula.)
I don't want to waste his time. Did anyone of you struggle with this and have advice for me? I think I want someone just to say, "you know what, let him do what he loves and forget the math." I could still have him read or do some writing or basic things I think are important, but I'm not sure requiring him to do a full curriculum is the way to go.
Does anyone have advice for "what should he be doing now, during his days?" Since he hates school so much, I don't see college as being an option, but with so many online choices, that's not ruled out.
I'm just grasping for straws about which direction to go.
Thank you for anyone who has a word of wisdom for me.
Last edited by wordwarrior; 06-12-2015 at 07:17 PM.