To homeschool or not to homeschool?
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|Sun, 08-17-2003 - 10:00am|
The downsides are that I would like to have another child, and having DS here 24 hrs a day is making that difficult. I also feel torn between wanting to go back into the professional world. I'm a Psychologist and spent 10 yrs of college amassing degrees that are now just sitting on my wall collecting dust.
I have to admit also that I am afraid for DS because he is so clueless about social situations. At this point, he totally ignores peers. I have been asked by other children, how old he is, whether he can talk, whether he is deaf, and if he has "something wrong with his brain." DS also becomes hypoglycemic easily because he is a super picky eater and does not always feed himself. Low blood sugar causes him to have meltdowns. DS also has tremendous separation anxiety and does not adjust to new situations well.
I would love to find a preschool that will allow me to enroll him for a few hours each morning, but he is not potty trained. Even if we could get him into a preschool without potty training, I fear DS will not adjust to separation from me, and it is difficult to pursuade schools to let you hang around for the first week or so while your child adjusts.
Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts on homeschooling and any stories you have about helping your kid adjust to preschool.