I have a 7 year old son who has ADHD and a 5 year old son who has Klinefelters Syndrome.
My ADHD son is advanced for his age in reading(on 3rd grade level but is in 1st), and math(on 2nd grade level). But he is having issues with finding the right medications because he can not go to school without meds. The main reason i decided to home school. The meds he is on is causing severe migraines and they are frequent. I have got to get him off the medications. Today he was med free and didnt do so well in school. I cant wait until this year is over with. I want to teach him how he learns and at his pace.He is so smart. But he is only interested in things he wants to know about. He loves science stuff, i do too. He loves to read. He hates to write. He likes math.
My 5 year old son, He is the opposite. He is hard to teach. He doesnt know hardly any letters of the alphabet. Very few numbers. But he can write his name and has very neat handwriting. Its better than some adults. It took his father and I a long time to get him to learn all his colors. He is very stubborn.With Klinefelters Syndrome, they tend to have learning disabilities. He is a little behind on things he should know by now. I know if he stays in public school they will end up holding him back. He is also very smart but in very different ways than my 7 year old. He is great at problem solving and loves art. Hes quite the little artist. I like art too. My grandmother is an artist. He has imagination out the ying yang. Whereas my 7 year old doesnt have much of one.
I was reading through some of the other posts and came across one about the required hours for option 3. I also thought it had to be 4 1/2 hours per day. So now i am wondering how to document all of this. What activities and things count as what subjects and how do i describe it? I saw cooking as part of it, how does that fit in?
Im just clueless on all of this, but am so excited to get my kids out of public school and to teach them what they want to learn and make things fun!
Any and all advice is WELCOME. Thanks.
Edited by SHELLYinSC, 06 May 2014 - 07:05 PM.