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Anyone Homeschool?

I am a Homeschool parent of a child who has ADD. I was wondering if any other members out there also Homeschool? It would be great to discuss methods used to Homeschool an ADHD child!


My son just started 5th grade, and every year I tell my husband that we should seriously consider homeschooling. However, we’re both scared to jump in. I wouldn’t even know where to start either. How old is your child? How’s it working for you? What tips/suggestions do you have? Thanks!

Posted by eroo628 on Sep 28, 2012 at 5:20pm

Would love some advice.  We are considering it for our 6th grader.

Posted by serenitynow on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:37pm

Maybe look into cyberschool? I was afraid of my own abilities to do homeschooling, so we chose cyberschool. The curriculum is already set. Books, computer, printer, etc. come in the mail. Submitted assignments are graded and feedback is sent back to the student and parent. I feel like I have a lot of control over his education this way (no more missing homework assignments, I can check and see what still needs done, etc).
We actually switched our son the middle of his fifth grade year. School is still a struggle here, but I think this might be the right answer for some families.

Posted by Danielle S. on Oct 18, 2012 at 5:21pm

I am getting ready to pull my son out of public school and homeschool him. The school is trying to force me to medicate my son and I refuse to do it. Our family has already experienced kids on meds and won’t ever do it again, not for ADHD.

I am putting my cirriculum together and waiting for his neuro psyc evaluation so that I can learn how to teach him. 

I have been looking into Finlands schools a lot lately. They don’t have the ADHD problems that we have here as badly.

They dont even start the kids in school until they are 7 and the kids go out and play in between EVERY lesson.  If a kid is in first grade doing 4 grade work, they let them do the 4th grade work.  They have the same teacher for all of elementary school.  The kids work around what they love and are passionate about….They have the NO. 1 educational system in the world.  We are no. 17 at best. ADHD? Or our public schools are nothing more than a bureaucratic mess?

So…i guess we are in this together. smile

Posted by TsMommy04 on Jan 14, 2013 at 2:09am

We do online school.well we attend Connections academy. It is a public school and each state has it own.
They send you everthing you need even a computer if you qualify. My son has been there two years and loves it
What i love is that i am not his teacher. He has all the assignment and. Comes to me for help. I am his coach and advocate. 
The best part is most of the kids that go there have adhd. It is the perfect thriving environment.  My son does it all in his room. Then He does scouts &  karate for social and pe. It is all about what drives your kid and meeting the programs needs.

Posted by akehii on Dec 05, 2013 at 10:35am

Oh i fogot to add becuse he was home and things are more intence for a shorter time we only do a lower dosage short acting med once a day. 4-6 hours and that is it. We also were able to pull him off all other meds. He can work with his natral quirks not against them.

Posted by akehii on Dec 05, 2013 at 10:35am

I just started home schooling both of my boys this year. One has ADHD with more of an impulsive problem and the other one has it with a high anxiety or OCD component. It’s a much more stable environment with less distractions and the freedom for them to have bad days and good days….a lot of less stress and they are both flourishing.  we won’t be done is April like I had hoped - but life happens smile

Posted by xelpmoc2 on Feb 25, 2014 at 3:25am

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