I could really use some advice.
I have considered homeschooling in that past, but found an awesome private school where ds thrives. They are very progressive and design each year's curriculum around the current students, grow a garden, have the kids prepare lunch for each other, raise chickens for eggs, etc.
Well, ds2 is not really thriving there (or anywhere for that matter). He is really upset all the time and has problems with just about everyone. I don't think I could find a more tolerant school for him. I think public school would be really rough.
He is only five though and is dealing with some issues. He is severely speech delayed, which means most kids and even teachers don't understand him. He is also VERY disagreeable. If someone says white, he says black, etc.
Well, I am thinking of taking him out for the rest of this year and homeschooling him. I would really want to send him back next year though since I work and couldn't do this long term. I teach at a university, so I could change my schedule for next semester and he could spend some time with dh and we could make it work.
Now, my question is... will be become more sheltered and less interactive if I keep him home. He is already really uncomfortable, etc. around other people. Also, am I sending the message that his bad behavior got him out of there and that he got to stay home. Will he repeat it when he goes back next year? I also know that the school has a hard time with him and I'm nervous that if we take him out, they won't let him back... which will mea public school.
I have to clarify an earlier point... he thrives with me. I have little to no problems when we are together and can honestly say I don't think I ever even got frustrated or angry with him before he started school last year. He was always my easy going one who went with the flow while my slightly older ds was bouncing around.
That said, I guess I'm afraid they won't let him back in. I'd love for him to ultimately go to the school and would be pretty sad if he ended up in public school, even though we have an top rated public school. His school is very progressive and simply an amazing place with mostly amazing people.
I'm still thinking... any thoughts would be appreciated.
Edited by SugarAndSun - 11/6/11 at 2:45pm