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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 9:20pm

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

Posted by serenitynow on Oct 10, 2012 at 5:37pm

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 9:21pm

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 7:09am

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 3:35pm

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 3:35pm

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 8:25am

Anyone have any homeschool schools that have been helpful for adhd ocd students in southern ca?

Posted by Lily cakes on Apr 25, 2014 at 9:27am

I forgot to mention I need a homeschool program for highschool ? Anyone use connections academy I have heard it is rigorous I am not sure my son will be able to handle a fast paced learning ?

Posted by Lily cakes on Apr 25, 2014 at 9:32am

I have been homeschooling my son since the middle of 2nd grade, we just finish 5th grade at home. I had been thinking about it since kinder garden when the teacher started calling me every week that my son would not seat still and would talk too much. He found a way to seat still by making a whole on his long sleeve sweater and putting his thumb through it over and over and even that was not acceptable to his teacher. He started telling me how she would point him out in the class. She told me that my son was very smart but could not be placed in the advance group because he would be disrupting the other students. I let it go and tried to work with him at home. Then 1st grade the teacher was not any better, I hoped she would be since she had been teacher over 30 years. Second grade his self esteem was gone and even though I was very scared I new it was the best for him. He was diagnosed that year with ADHD inatentieve and anxiety, but I think the anxiety developed from the pressure of the school.

We have our challenges at home with school but we don’t have to seat for 7 hours doing busy work. We have the subjects we must study, math, language and arts, and then he gets to choose his free time. We see the national geography channel and that awakes his interest and then we are off to learn more about that subject.  We use CTC Math, a program online, its great because the lessons are between 3 to 5 minutes and then you get to practice and can go back if you need extra help. We also use time4learning, and this year they have added a high school curriculum too.

He does tennis, horseback riding which has improved his confidence and karate. We work on concentration by games, we have a program called ifocus which is a game he gets to do and he likes it.

The thought of homeschooling is scary but it is worth the benefit of seeing the stress removed from his shoulders. Remember that homeschooling is not a set in stone, if it is not a good fit for you and your child you can always go back to public school or look around and see what else is out there. Here in Virginia the k12 and I think in every state you can do it as a public school where they send you all the subject material but you do have to put in the hours and record it because it is consider public school.
Good luck with your decision, remember there is a huge support group out there for homeschooling and park days were kids can get together.

Posted by Ladyelizabeth on Jun 22, 2014 at 2:45am

My husband and I homeschool our son.  We hired a nanny to facilitate while we’re at work using the Georgia Cyber Academy site.  The teachers are so gentle with him online.  They schedule socials for the kids that the nanny can take him to.  He’s going into the 7th grade now.  It’s our second year.  We found her on  We also give her a list of studies and activities for him to do during summer months,, chess online, documentaries, backyard playing, friends over, Christian character movies for dvd’s and some field trips in the neighborhood.

Posted by homeschooled on Jul 10, 2014 at 3:34pm

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