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So here's a question for you homeschooling moms who are more into structure: what would you do in my situation? How do you deal with a defiant homeschooling or online schooling teen?
Here are my opinions--
*I vote for #4.
*Do some de-compressing and de-schooling so he can recover from what he's been going through. If he's learned to hate learning, he'll have to unlearn that
*Don't jump into academics immediately. Don't focus on the 3 R's right now--Focus on the 4th R--Relationship. Find ways to capture his heart.
*Do a lot of "fun" things together--field trips, some fall activities, find an "educational" corn maze (the kind that move you through it via questions), go to museums, something music-related etc. (what does he like to do? what are his interests? is he passionate about something?)
*Find homeschooling support and community. Help him phase out some of the old friends by replacing them with homeschooling friends.
I don't know all the details of your situation, so I don't mean to make any of it sound easy, but I think I'd do just about anything and sell anything and everything to make this happen.
|3. I don't know if K12 is still accepting students, and if it is, I don't know if they will also force him to catch up to the other kids. If not, it might be a good option.|