Homeschool or UnSchooling? - Which one for an ADHD Emotional Child?
Hello Parents, I am a solo Mom of one 9 y.o. child. My daughter has had difficulty regulating her emotions on a recurring basis while attending traditional public school. She qualified for an IEP but, that only assists her academically. There is no one at the school to comfort her when she is triggered. I am often called to come to the school to calm her down. Which interrupts my work day. My daughter is very social and sweet most of the time but, her occasional outbursts turn off the classmates so very few are interested in creating a bonding friendship. Her teacher is not experienced in managing an emotionally sensitive student. Since I work mostly from home, I decided to consider homeschooling my daughter. I'm wondering if any parents with similar situation have had great results with homeschooling or un-schooling their ADHD child. Do you know if there is an IEP offered outside of the traditional public schools (for homeschooling families). I would appreciate advice on how best to juggle the schooling and my work (both at home) schedule. How often to include breaks, recess, field trips, meeting other homeschooled kids. Please offer links to un-school and homeschool sites, and/or local groups. Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland ~Thank you.