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  1. Hello educators, I am a tutor and an undergrad student who is interested in learning more about the concerns and pain points of homeschooling parents, both before and during the pandemic. I am interested in knowing: -What your teaching situation looks like: your geographic location, grade level, day-to-day activities, homeschooling program, etc. -What significant issues have you experienced/are you experiencing with homeschooling right now? Thanks!
  2. DD started K early because she seemed to be ready. Teaching her to read proved less than effortless, and she started slowing down in her progress in math in 2nd grade. It seems that while her ability to grasp concepts and her interests are still ahead, her ability to process and her basic skill acquisition in the 3 R's are just creeping along, and she's developed horrid anxiety and is starting to have a very negative view of her own abilities. We've been trying for over a year to figure out what's wrong so we can work on it (or around it, or both) and get some professional guidance on how to best do that. Last year, in 3rd grade we had her evaluated by the school district, and they reported that because she was working on grade level, they wouldn't do an IEP and at most would give her extra time on assignments because her processing speed was low. Intervention isn't done until a student is 3 grade levels behind in an area. We've been able to get her psych intervention for her anxiety, but it feels like we're treating the symptom without doing anything about the underlying problem. We're on a wait list for an edupsych eval (after giving up on months of trying to get insurance to pay for a neuropsych eval) at the university. Seeing DD's misery and frustration lately makes me just as frustrated. Our last day of lessons was torture. One big reason for homeschooling is that I want to protect her love of learning and i feel like I'm failing at that, badly. At the same time, I don't see any other alternatives that would do any better--quite the contrary. It's definitely time for a rehash of what we're doing and finding better approaches. I'm tired of banging my head against a wall, and watching DD doing the same. Yet we still haven't gotten those answers/diagnoses/advice we need to sort it out.
  3. I am new here, and this is our first year of homeschooling. My DD is 11 and in 6th grade. She spent 4 years in public school and we have taken a steady approach to school this year (nothing crazy intense), but nothing seems to be sticking at all. She seems to refuse to take ownership of her lessons and her learning, does not follow directions (I wonder if she even bothers to read them judging by the work she turns in), and complains about the house being "too distracting" (no one else is home but her and I). She does have ADHD and we have lots of different ways for handling that, but it seems like she is just rushing through her work and doing the minimum she needs to get by - which isn't even cutting it. She has no pride in her work and is careless when she does it. I also feel like she isn't connecting anything to anything. Nothing relates at all for her, even if I spell it out for her. I am beyond frustrated right now. :cursing: How have others dealt with situations like this? I don't expect homeschooling to be easy, of course, but it just seems like she does not care! Even worse, is my ability to cope with this. In my frustration with her, I have said things I probably shouldn't have said. :sad: Thanks, Sarah Mom to DD11 (homeschool), DD 10, DS7, DD6 (all in public magnet schools)
  4. I am having so much trouble with C on Apologia Astronomy and SOTW 1. At first i read through a few pages and then asked the questions, that didnt work. Someone suggested reading a little bit at a time and then ask questions. I started that. Its not any different though. Today I tried having her work with playdoh while listening and it didnt make a difference. How can I switch it up but get the same info across? Can I get books from the library on the subjects rather than read the chapters? Should I do the activity (say a lapbook) WHILE reading?
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