I don't homeschool but I want to. This is my 6 year old Katrina. She has hypo plastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart disease. She basically only has half a heart. Since she was born she has had 10 surgeries three of them being open heart surgeries. Her immune system is not as strong as a child without this condition and she has spent numerous times at the hospital and has had numerous absent days from school from being ill. She started preschool when she was 3 and she took two years of preschool before going into kindergarten this year. Her condition and numerous hospital stays have resulted in her learning at a slower rate than other children her age as well as a speech problem and she obviously isn't as well off physically as other kids. Now that she is in kindergarten there are a few children who bully her to the extent of giving her bruises by pushing her off the monkey bars and shoving her. Also her report card was horrible. I think it was worse because her teacher can't understand some of the things she says. It states on her report card that she can only count to twelve and not to twenty. Well her thirteen and fourteen sound the same and she can count all the way to 39. I want to homeschool her but I have two obstacles. One being her father gets her Sunday night through Wednesday after school. I am not sure he would want her to be homeschooled seeing as he is very lazy and he has four other kids who all live with him. Also my daughter told me that her older siblings do some of her homework for her and I have even see their handwriting on her homework. This bothers me a great deal. The other obstacle is I am a single mother of a six year old and a 9 week old and I work a full time job. Do any of you homeschooling mothers face similar obstacles? How do you work around them? I want to homeschool her so she gets the one on one that she needs, so she isn't being bullied at school, so we can work around her hospital stays, and because I don't think the teachers are teaching her the right way. Please give advice. Is there any way I can still homeschool?
I talked to my dd's father and he didn't really show or say anything towards the idea. So I am trying to make a list of any concerns he may have and the solutions to those concerns with homeschooling. One of them is that my dd wants to do cheerleading like her older sister. Is there a way for a homeschooled child to be able to cheerlead without being enrolled in public school? Also I just found out how amazing she is at swinging a bat yesterday at a birthday party that had a piñata. She swung better than two boys that were a year or two older than her. I used to play softball as a kid and if she is interested in it I would like to sign her up (with her doctors approval of course with her medical condition and all) need advice!
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