I originally wanted to homeschool both of my kids. DH is on board with our youngest (with a DX of ASD) but wasn't on board with our oldest. After many discussions about it, I decided to let him start in a public school with the option to pull him out of we didn't like it.
Well, I don't like it... and neither does he.
His teacher is fabulous. She's a very kind, understanding and patient woman. But DS is just miserable. He is a very social and active kid and is finding it impossible to sit through school days. As a result of this, he's ALWAYS in trouble. Everyday he comes home and tells me his card was turned over (to red) because he was talking, not listening, not paying attention, didn't finish his work, etc etc. I've met with his teacher over it and she says he is a very smart kid, more advanced than others and "appreciates that he is more advanced so she can focus on the kids who aren't." Well, I think this is where the problem lies.
My problems: I work PT. DH and I work seperate shifts to keep our youngest out of daycare. This means he'd have to be on board with HSing because he'd being doing some of the work with DS a few days out of the week.
Another thing I'm really unhappy about is the things he is picking up from other kids and even things he's picking up from lessons! Last week was drug free week. They showed several videos of kids smoking/doing drugs and did lessons asking the kids to identify drugs/alcohol/cigarettes-etc. They asked DS to go home and tell people in his life who smoke, drink or use drugs to stop because he loves them and doesn't want them to die. OK. I understand the message here, but he's FIVE YEARS OLD! DH was at the dentist and prescribed pain pills for an infected tooth, now all of the sudden DS thinks he's a junkie! Yet they sent home a permission slip to see if DS was allowed to watch the president speak a few weeks ago. I am just utterly confused and infuriated to be honest.
I really want to make this work for our family and pull DS out. Does anyone have any advice for getting DH on board, or advice for making it work in our family? I'm really unhappy with his school and so is DS. I drag him out of bed every morning.. and we're one semester into kindergarten.