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Re: Homeschooling

Postby fledge1 » Jan 13, 2020 9:47 am

Not gonna lie. This has been one of the hardest things. One of my kids loves it, one of them misses school but doing ok, the youngest HATES it. But doesnt want to goto school either. And we found out he has ADHD and also something called ODD which we are looking into. Been a hard year. Not sure we can homeschool him next year, just for the fact that he has so many educational needs we cant do. Still figuring it all out.
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Re: Homeschooling

Postby mm1991 » Jan 16, 2020 5:47 pm

Homeschooling is no joke! Honestly it is good that your childred are comfortable telling you the truth @fledge1. My parents intended to homeschool me for elementary school, but after homeschooling for Kindergarten, they knew it would be best to put me in private school instead (although I was eventually homeschooled for high school). Some kids don't mesh well with homeschool. I've known quite a few families who stopped homeschooling some of their kids but continued with the others. Just based on what is best for each individual child. Good luck to you guys dealing with the ODD diagnosis. I've been hearing about that the last few years and it can be incredibly difficult to manage.
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Re: Homeschooling

Postby fledge1 » Jan 17, 2020 12:52 pm

Thanks mm1991
It has been really hard. I think it has been harder to explain to others that he is in fact a sweet fun kid. Just has some control issues. Then they think we just dont discipline enough. He is a great kid. Wish so many didnt have their opinions about it all.
We are still figuring out if we are going to homeschool one next year or all go to school. Parenting is hard!
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Re: Homeschooling

Postby fantasia » Jan 27, 2020 12:26 pm

fledge, I'm very sorry your first year has been so rough! And as I have no personal experience with what you're going through, the only thing I can offer on what to do in the future are two stories from people I know who have kind of gone through something similar to what you and your wife have....
The first is from the president of the Kansas homeschooling group. He and his wife have adopted several children (don't know how many exactly) but all have had some type of disability. The first year I started out he spoke at the opening night session for people who were just jumping in and he said to expect the first year to be the worst and to be awful. And then he said in his experience it always got better from there because they started to learn what worked for each individual child and how to tailor to their needs.
The second is from a close friend of mine whose eldest son was diagnosed with ADD (I know, not the same as ODD), but prior to his diagnosis, he was a complete jerk. After his diagnosis and once he was on correct medication, she had a completely new kid!

I know homeschooling is not for everybody, and regardless of what you and your wife end up doing in the future I hope your son finds some good help to get those ODD episodes under control!
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Re: Homeschooling

Postby Glenwit » Jan 27, 2020 2:06 pm

Dang - just how many NarniaWebbers have been homeschooled??

Well, add me to the list :p

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Re: Homeschooling

Postby fledge1 » Jan 27, 2020 2:58 pm

fantasia wrote:
I know homeschooling is not for everybody, and regardless of what you and your wife end up doing in the future I hope your son finds some good help to get those ODD episodes under control!


Thanks! We are starting to wonder if it is actually ODD. We have someone else looking and they think it is not. Just ADHD, which will still cause the outbursts and such. Now learning about the correct meds that wont mess him up.

Thanks for the post back. We are still praying about what to do.
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