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  1. Wow...what you have said sounds a lot like my life. I married just after turning 20 and have spent the last 22 years trying to measure up and always failing. Which I have failed in everything that I have set out to do since but I’m not sure if that is completely me or if some of it is the fear sabotaging me. I’m 42 and just now learning what is my responsibility and how I want to accomplish it. If that makes sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. His writing is not good. He definitely has had more challenges with fine motor skills then my daughters. He can write neatly enough for very short stints if he wants to. I have to have him erase and rewrite some of his math work so that I can read it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the input. I have some MM 3rd grade I could try with him in the subjects he needs. The reason I was thinking a scripted curriculum is because he generally skips the explanations and just does the work or gives up if he doesn't get it. He has done the same thing with TT, I have to make him watch the lessons first. Then if he makes a mistake after skipping or not paying attention to the lesson he has a fit and quits. So Frustrating!!!! I don't know how we got here. Obviously I let him off the hook to many times. I've made a mountain out of a mole hill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Can someone explain this to me? I just started learning about it but don't have a lot of time to mess around. My 11 year old son is behind in math. Need to catch him up and give him confidence. He needs to memorize his multiplication facts, learn multi digit multiplication, division, fractions among other subjects. Basically the last time he did well on his math was beginning third grade. He should be going into 5th. He has ADHD and ODD. My explanations just frustrate him. I need a scripted curriculum I think. I tried TT but he did not retain much. I hear good things about MEP, I think? [emoji51] He is a very bright capable boy. BAD habits have set in big time. Prefer no computer involvement (it's a major issue with us). His confidence is a zero. If this is a British curriculum, what do you do about the money lessons? Measurements? I'm not very Mathy either. Please help! [emoji30] Ps. He is still forgetting how to regroup in multi-digit subtraction. But he gets very mad when I try to teach him. As of right now he is enrolled in PS for the fall because we are not getting anything done. His father and I want him to stay home if we can find a way to operate together. But his education is top priority!!! I fear that as far behind as he is PS will be worse. Maybe I should get him into someplace like Sylvan? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Thank you for your responses! I think I will look into his learning style and then all your suggestions. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hello, I'm looking for math curriculum suggestions for my almost 11 year old son who has just been diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety and ODD. During his evaluation we were told that he has no learning disabilities but that he is 1-2 years behind his peers in math. We currently have Calvert 3rd grade half way done, Teaching Textbooks 4th grade partially done. He is not retaining what he learned in 3rd and in 4th because of the ADHD. Is there a inexpensive curriculum that could take him back to the basics that does not require to much from me. His ODD makes teaching him stressful for both of us. He'll let me help a little but if it's to complicated right now he gets overwhelmed and refuses to continue. This makes him sound not to bright but the fact is that he is very bright but has gotten use to not exerting himself mentally and gets angry when he can't just speed through. He's always rushed through his work in Public school and now at home. Any suggestions? [emoji851] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Alessandra, that is too funny! I bet that you say soda instead of pop also. [emoji3] I come from the Trapper Keeper generation. Notebook and binder are both new for me. Thanks for the ideas and responses. [emoji2] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Does anyone actually use a 3 inch binder for each subject? I am a little confused by the instructions in the WTM. It refers to notebooks but in my area notebooks are spiral bound pads of paper. I am assuming it is referring to a 3 in. binder for Math, Science, History, and Language Arts. Has anyone found a better way to keep your child's work neat and organized? I want to keep most of their writing, history and science. Not sure about math. Thanks!
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