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My New Journey in Life

So tomorrow is a big day for myself and my 8 year old daughter. I have decided to start homeschooling her in hopes to help her be able to learn more at her own pace and at a level that she is ready for. Last year (first grade) my daughter ended up being held back for lack of maturity level to move onto the second grade which in my opinion I thought was complete bull crap.

My daughter has ADHD, SPD and social anxiety, therefore its very hard for her to stay focused and up where a whole classroom of kids are at. She's one of those children that need more of the one on one learning to be able to take in the information that she is given and have the time to process it in her own way that she knows how to do.

My hopes are by the end of this school year I only have 73 days to go because she spent 107 days in public school...I hope to have her ready for the third grade where she truely should be at if it weren't for her being held back.

Good Luck to me!!!

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markgraham wrote on February 1, 2016, 3:14 AM

You are a truly special person and so is your child.

markgraham wrote on February 1, 2016, 3:20 AM

I think you better read the last post from MaeLou 'The Final Nail'. I am on MyKites and myLot too I will read your articles there as well. Are they going to keep PP up and running I will stay here as well.

dasvar wrote on February 1, 2016, 12:08 PM

Home schooling is getting bigger. I see a lot of home schooled kids in my job as I go about my job.

I have been told this same reasoning as you shared plus a whole lot more.

In my veterans organization's essay and oral scholarship entries I see a whole new level of writing and speaking qualities from home schooled kids.

Always check locally for an organization of home schooled children for more resources and support in the endeavor.

MegL wrote on February 2, 2016, 6:04 PM

Good luck with your project. There are some useful sites available to help. is an organisation site. It has some helpful hints for children with ADHD, using lists and other items. I also read a good site that had "carts" or stations round the house with different projects, so the child could move in whatever order they chose.