Homeschooling & ADHD
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    bdponder83 is offline Junior Member
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    I'm considering homeschooling my son, who's in 3rd grade due to his ADHD. He is very smart and scores well above the minimum requirements for the 3rd grade, but is failing all subjects due to his lack of focus. He tells me all the time that he can not focus at school and he learns better from me, and to add to the problem he does have some social concerns when it comes to making friends. He is on medication, but its been over a year and a half and we still can't figure out the right medication/dose. I hate seeing him fail, when he is more than capable of succeeding. So my question is, Is there anyone out there that has started homeschooling just for this reason? How has it worked out? I'm just scared that I will make the wrong decision. Thanks for reading, if you made it this far! LOL

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    Hello,

    I have a daughter with special needs, with learning challenges. I can tell you that our decision to homeschool her has been the best decision we've made. We homeschool our 3 children, but she's benefited the most from the one-on-one attention.
    It may help to remember that homeschooling does not have to be a final choice. You can try it, and if it doesn't work for you, then you can put your son back in school. You won't know unless you try, right?

    Since you're considering homeschooling, this free Guide to Homeschooling will be helpful:
    https://www.time4learning.com/homesc...meschool.shtml


    And I recommend you review your state homeschool law:
    https://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/oklahoma.pdf

    This link will help you with information on homeschooling in Oklahoma, including finding a homeschool support group near you:
    https://www.time4learning.com/homesc...oklahoma.shtml

    Getting connected with a homeschool group is a good start to helping you feel more comfortable with your choice to homeschool. The homeschooling families will take you by the hand and help guide you. It'll also be a good social outlet for your son.

    Best wishes to you.
    Janet
    enjoying homeschooling and learning with my kids, using T4L and T4W
    blogging our homeschool experiences at The Learning Hourglass


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