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Devon Frye
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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

While homeschooling may be the right option for your family (https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/7042.html), you also still need to work on his behavior in other environments — when he’s an adult he will need these skills.

You don’t mention if his ADHD is treated or not. If not, treatment is really key and can make a huge difference (https://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1592.html). If he is getting treatment for his ADHD, I would talk with the prescribing doctor and make a change — current treatment obviously isn’t working well.

His behavior could also be avoidance due to school struggles. Depending on when he struggles, it may indicate a need to test for learning disabilities (if he always acts out during reading, for example, that could mean he’s avoiding it because it’s hard for him). https://www.additudemag.com/quiz/8/question-1.html

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism