My ten year old DS suffers from ADHD and ODD (oppositional defiant disorder and is having a difficult time in school with his grades because he has a hard time focusing. He also has a rough time with his teacher because his teacher pushes him because he knows what kind of student my son is capable of being but my son looks at it as he is being "picked on and singled out". I was wondering if homeschooling (on a temporary basis) might be worth looking into. And please, no judging or bashing as I am only trying to help my son in any way I can and I am not trying to make him feel like he doesn't belong in a school setting or that he's "too much of a problem student", but to maybe take some of the pressure off of him.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Nov. 17, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
Answer by Soniam301 at 12:47 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
I can't home school mine because I am in school myself and I expect to go to work when I graduate next semester so we can have two incomes as opposed to just the one and stay struggling. I hope you get some good answers in here.
That is the great part of homeschooling, it is flexable on your schedule. I only do school about 4 days a week and we are done with a full day of school in less then 4 hours. What people don;t realize is that when you are just teaching one child instead of 20, which also means keeping other kids on task, explaning a lesson in several different ways so that all children will understand, it really just makes for a long day and only about 15 min per subject instead of the full 45-60 that is alloted.
Answer by Soniam301 at 12:52 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
Answer by flutterfae at 1:08 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
What about the social interaction he will be missing out on? Do you think it will make a negative difference? I'm sorry to be asking all these questions, but i just want what's best for my son because he too is really smart and I feel so bad because he's having such a hard time :(
Answer by Anonymous at 4:19 PM on Nov. 17, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 AM on Nov. 18, 2008