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  1. I do not mind the textbooks and workbook from Rod and Staff. I guess my biggest concern is I do not want it to be too weak, yet not too advance and difficult where my son would be discouraged.
  2. I am tossed between using Abeka or Rod and Staff for this years curriculum for my 8th grade son. My son has some focus and learning disabilities(comprehension) and I do not want him to feel overwhelmed or just not be able to get it. I wanted to know from other moms, was the complete curriculum for 8th grade good or would Abeka be better?? We have used many other misc curriculums like Apologia, teaching textbooks, SOS Monarch, various workbooks and I am finding that my son does better with workbooks rather online lessons. I would like to make a decision by Wednesday especially since Abeka is coming to my area and I wanted to visit if I decide to use Abeka. Any thoughts/???
  3. Well this past year we had teaching textbooks, which we would keep because he is doing great with math. We also bought Monarch, which is online for Science, History and Language Arts, it was OK not sure if it is for him. I am thinking he may do a bit better with actual textbooks and workbooks. Just continuing to find the right one for Science, History and Language Arts. Thanks for the ideas.
  4. I am still going back and forth on maybe using Sonlight for the curriculum next year for my 1st grader and 7th grader. My only concern is that I have been told that Sonlight is very literature based and since he doesn't like reading too much would it be a mistake to use this curriculum? Does anyone have any other suggestions for a good solid curriculum to use that is not literature based? This is our second year and still feeling around the different curriculums. Thanks
  5. Does anyone know or has experienced a good curriculum for a child that doesn't want to learn, has a hard time retaining what he is learning, is not motivated to learn and on top of all that is on the Autistic Spectrum? I have been homeschooling for 2 years know and have tried from Rod and Staff to Monarch and it doesn't keep his interest and he is having a hard time retaining what he is learning and he is no way motivated to learn. Help!! I do not know what to do for next year and I am worried that he has not learned enough this year. He is completing 6th grade, but not sure if he has learned what a 6th grader should know. He also has a hard time reading and comprehending what he is reading.....again lack of motivation and not really understanding what he is reading at times. Sorry this is long but I am lost. Thanks :confused:
  6. I am going through some hard times with my 12 year old son who is on the spectrum. He's behaviors have been so bad lately during school. I take away his computer privileges when he is out os control. He watches SuperNanny on the computer after I numerously tell him not to watch it but he continually watches it behind my back. He then acts out like some of the children. I am looking into trying to block youtube so he will not be able to watch it anymore since he doesn't keep his word. It is hard to homeschool lately since we have major meltdowns, with screaming and yelling, crying and having fits during homeschool and then the day has taken a turn for the worse and homeschool environment has changed and sometimes it is hard to get it back. Any suggestions as to what I should do? Lately it seems like he doesn't retain anything and can't remember anything he has learned. He also has no motivation in learning....any ideas. Thank you, Very Frustrated Homeschool Mom
  7. Thank you everyone for he wonderful advice. I am glad I am not alone. Sometimes I feel like I am not a good mom maybe that is why he is acting this way towards me, but now I realize that some kids go through this and it is normal and there is a chance that things will get better. Thank you!:001_smile:
  8. Thanks so much Sofia for your post it was very uplifting and encouraging. Thanks
  9. Thanks. And Very true. Unfortunately, I do at times yell at my son when he doesn't listen or talks back and then take a privilege away, he then screams and in my frustration I yell also, which I hate doing and want to stop. Any good books out there on how to stop yelling? Thanks again for the advice.
  10. Well, He is always talking back to his parents (us), his mom and dad. He also when asked to do something will do it in his timing. Just doesn't respond well when told something or spoken to. If there arises a situation and we take away privileges, like the computer, he freaks out and calls us mean.
  11. Help! How do you get or how can you get the respect back from your 12 year old child? Is there something that I need to do or can do to get my son to respect his mom and dad again?:confused:
  12. I believe also that ps will not remove meltdowns, but how do I convince my husband that ps will not change his meltdowns? I know that my husband says it so that I am not stressed but I keep telling him that if they are in ps I will be even more stressed. Not sure how to convince my husband.
  13. Hello, Does anyone with a child with autism ever have meltdowns during school, what do you do? This entire week has been horrible. It is our 2nd year of homeschooling and with so many people telling it is the wrong thing to homeschool and no support.....my mind starts to think....am I doing the right thing?? Any suggestions on how to handle those days/weeks where it is difficult to teach a child (12 years old) when all he does is yawn, complain and have meltdowns if he is not happy? Thanks
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