hi, i partly homeschooled 2 kids, one wanted it the other i couldnt hand over to special ed which is terrible
i made this huge huge mistake of having therapists for my son when he was young. they stunk and everyone is so brainwashed to think its amazing. but theyre just like teachers, 1 in 100 is amazing. and i think young kids need to PLAY. that was my mistake. my son thrived when i got rid of all but one therapist for 2 hours a week. he didnt feel pressured or bored, that was a good amount for him. The problem is because he has sensory issues and talked poorly, they wanted to put him in a class with kids just like him for half the day. that doesn't make sense, still doesn't. he's bright otherwise and he's sweet. he needed role models. They just lump kids together, aggressive kids, quiet kids, cognitively behind kids (some may just not have been exposed but theyre not good on tests), its a nutty cash cow. It was so stressful that I just said screw it, im a stay home mom anyway and I actually care so on and off i homeschooled. I found a very accommodating private school that let me send my son there and the state sent a part time aide which i was against but the private school wanted it because teachers are kinda lazy now. so he also had peer exposure which he liked. I didnt have to send him all the time. Homeschooling doesnt have to be all day every day if you can find some accommodation. Frankly what appeals to me about it is that you can set your own schedule. I just couldnt handle it with 5 kids because i didnt have sufficient resources. Im not plug and play in the church community and people just dont do it where I am. Plus one of my boys is so wild, my daughter is super social and straightlaced and the world revolves around her click for better or for worse, alot depends on the personalities. For me, I think the system isnt good and I live in a wealthy area and I can honestly say special ed is a real stinkhole.