I hate to admit this, because I was such a huge butt about them returning to public school.... BUT I'm actually glad I did. Things have calmed down. Both me AND Hubby have become more involved. Making most all activities and becoming more of a voice for our children. Instead of immediately taking the defense, we're opening a dialogue with the staff. It's helped. We're working on a great relationship with the principle especially.
I'm very happy now because a lot of the feedback isn't negative about the kids. We've addressed my sons ADHD and went about making sure his learning isn't compromised because of it. My youngest is getting the hang of things too. When at first it was very apparent he wanted to be home schooled, he's loosened up.
All 3 boys are involved with after school activities, so they're not home til 5:30pm. Much needed break for me, and hugely needed interaction for them.
I'm glad we didn't give in and gave this a serious try. I can't believe how far the school has come to meet us half way. And vise versa. Ultimately the children's education is what encouraged us all to play nicely.
So far so good.
I still really miss them. It stinks that they come home with all these new ideas and learnings and I'm not the one responsible for it. But that's my ego I think. I still have the kids do projects with me. Printouts and such on the weekends or breaks. So I still have that little bit in my life.