My middle son was diagnosed hyper-active, & the school diagnosed him ADHD (they aren't supposed to diagnose) I disagreed, & refused to put him on meds, so the school punished me by putting him in a full time special ed class, although they said he had no learning disabilities. By mid of 3rd grade he scored below 1st grade level in every subject, & couldn't read. I generally don't go against my husband, but I pulled him out of school, along with his younger brother, this was 10 ys ago, & I didn't even know if it was legal to homeschool.I had a lot to learn.
My husband was angry, & made the 1st year hell. But, after 1 year homeschooling my kids took the standardized tests, & scored way above grade level. My husband became my biggest supporter. When my middle son finished 5th grade, he scored at 17th grade level in reading, & high school level in all subjects. Both boys are in college, my youngest is a 17 yr old sophomore.
at 12:38 PM on Sep. 8, 2009