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Subject: After 4 years of homeschooling..
Date Posted: 9/9/2010 7:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
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My daughter has gone back to public school.

Long story short..she was having trouble in school..we decided to homeschool..she has done ok at times..other times it was just a fight constantly because she would fight me on everything.

Counseling, drs..therapists..we've done it all. She was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder.

So, since she would not work with me, it left no choice but to send her back to school.

We are a little over a week in to 7th grade..so far I am not impressed..her homework has been practicing cursive and she brought home papers today that was single digit addition and subtraction..I'm hoping they are just easing them into other work??

I asked her if I gave her extra work at home would she do it..she said if I would help her..

not sure how this is all going to go..I think I may end up still trying to teach her alot..I  just don't know..

Subject: I'm sorry ....
Date Posted: 9/9/2010 11:43 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2007
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It is so hard to see our kids struggle. I hope you find that they were just going easy on them. Sometimes schools do review and then get into the harder stuff.

You did not say whether or not you had other children you homeschool. I hope you find some time for yourself, take some time to relax and  " be still"

It sounds like you've had some very intense 4 years  of homeschooling and I know later our children come back and thank us. Your dedication will pay off and she will do lots better because of the time you took to help her.


Date Posted: 9/12/2010 10:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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I completely send my children to school for socialization--I think still most of the actual education happens at home.  I've taught all of my children how to read, how to write, history, math, science...the public schools here are rather pointless.  If something's not on a standardized test, the school doesn't bother to teach it.  So, although, technically, I don't homeschool, I'm really glad I know enough to teach.  Luckily, I have intelligent children who grasp concepts easily, otherwise this would be a lot harder to pull off.

Date Posted: 9/20/2010 3:35 AM ET
Member Since: 6/11/2010
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Wow so sorry to hear everything your going through,I have a son that has APD as well as other things.

Homeschooling has not been a easy task and I can understand about having to send her back to school

My son went in and out of school until I really took a very close look into what was happening with him in his schools, in public school they have to give her an IEP due to her APD. 

(a quite setting,headphones,and other accommodations have to be met for her needs.)  and Yes you are going to be her first teacher regardless of what they are teaching her. Having a child

with any sort of Special Needs require much love, attention and plenty of patience. To me depending on where you live Public Schools don't have the required classes or funds to successfully educate our children.

But in saying this I also think that the accommodations mentioned above would help her adjust.

 (message to Lynn)  Both my children are very social, attending church activities,field trips,homeschool days events here in Florida :D