Dinky I have heard it said that the hardest thing about home ed is making the decision to do it in the first place
I'm no expert, still learning a lot with BD who is doing the minimum number of GCSEs to get into 6th Form. Has 2 under her belt already a C and an A*. I hasten to add 3 of the 5 are being taught at an excellent home ed we belong to. Anyway the things I have learnt will not be relevant to AS Dash as he will not be doing GCSEs. So steep leaning curve with him as well.
There are a few of us around. Hope some will post.
I may post or PM again but won't have time for a while as moving house next Tuesday
Hi Mudlark, yes DD still at school and about to do her GCSE's. She has always coped very well at school though and would fight to go in even if ill (changed a bit at the moment though as exam pressure hits?)
Hi Larsti, we are going to join a home ed group at some point if only for the social side of things? DS's self esteem is so low at the moment that we have gone back to basics to get his confidence in his ability to do things back up before doing anything too taxing?. Hope your house move goes smoothly!
Another Home-Edder here yes, the hardest part is actually making the decision. So glad we did as I know my 2 would be in a very different place now. Life can still be complex, but it all round calmer & happier.
Me doing displacement activity!! Should NOT be on here really :-)
My BD was quite traumatised by some things that happened at school and also I don't think her temperament suited school (doesn't like being told what to do! I was Googling PDA at one point) Looking back she describes herself as a recluse when we first started home ed. There were a couple of commitments she used to kick up a fuss about but we went anyway. This was a year before AS was placed. There were so many things we could have done and places we could have gone but she would have tantrums. Then eventually I could take AS on his own if I needed to and leave her at home, alone or with her Dad.
So fast forward 8 years, she is now confident and has discovered a talent for drama. Has some good friends. Has been on some residential things, sharing rooms with people she has never met. I could go on. 6th form college in the autumn :-) For the past 2 years she has been walking a friend's dog at lunchtimes 3 times a week, which she gets paid pocket money for. That would have been unthinkable a few years ago!
She really needed some space and time and peace and that's what Home Ed gave her.