Homeschooling

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    • #108935
      vero
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      Has anyone been successful with a homeschool program for unmotivated teen, and if so which program have you found to be best. We are located in California. Thank you.

    • #109031
      Ella C
      Participant

      Hello! I was homeschooled and I have ADHD. The opportunity for a customized education did wonders for me lol. I’m in college now.

      I remember my motivation was at rock bottom around ages 14-15. I procrastinated so bad I made myself miserable but I did it anyways. My poor mother tried everything.

      Have you tried online classes for your teen? I took several online classes throughout my homeschool education and they helped keep me accountable. The classes I took met live once or twice a week and teachers took attendance.

    • #109053
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Here’s a success story on homeschooling kids with ADHD:

      How Homeschooling Saved My Smart, Curious Son

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #109057
      Dr. Eric
      Participant

      I have seen it work, but I have also seen it fail.
      Rarely, have I seen it go Ok.

      Home school is a lot more work than the marketing for it shares.

      When I consult on a specific case where I am asked if I think that homeschool is good for a child, here are the questions that I want answered to know…
      – Would they be prepared if it was 3 times the work than they predicted?
      – How are the child’s academic levels? A child who understands the work, but gets in trouble or conflict over the details or structure of the class will do better than others. For example, can I trust that I say, “come back and show me that you learned…even if how you get there is not what I would recommend.”
      – Are they running towards homeschooling or away from their current situation?

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Dr. Eric.
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