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Hello, My two children, DD and DS, are homeschooled. My DS is in 8th grade and desperately wants to attend the PS. My husband and I are not thrilled by the idea, however. DS wants to attend the PS so he can be "normal" and "like everyone else" he knows. He is not socially isolated, however, as he participates in Boy Scouts, Crossfit, and mountain biking. He also takes three classes from WTMA, but there is no way to "meet" his classmates. There are no coops that I know of or am interested in joining in our town. My question is: Does anyone know of an online forum for homeschool kids to meet and share notes on the good and bad of homeschooling life? Any other online hangout? Any ideas? Thoughts? Thank you!
I've posted for years about my son. Today, I think I have a complete picture. We had him evaluated again in January, and today got the diagnosis of HFA (Aspergers). No real learning disabilities, though he is behind in math and writing/spelling. His verbal comprehension and spatial reasoning are superior, but working memory and processing speed are low. The evaluator's recommendations were to explore medication to help with anxiety and go to school. I will discuss meds and psych referrals with his doctor next week, but I don't think we are to that point yet. I want to keep working on self-awareness, exercise, controlling environment, etc. before we use meds, I think. She recommended school to help him learn social skills and have more structure, as well as get therapies that might be needed/available. She felt that keeping him at home would increase the gap in social skills between him and other kids his age. Thoughts? Are there others ways I could address these with him? We aren't totally against school, but my husband who is much like my son, hated it and isn't eager to try it. Finally, any advice on what to do now is helpful!