Who here is homeschooling? 🙋♀️
I feel most of the nation was FORCED to "homeschool" at some point during COVID. We or I actually homeschool our 6 year old. We pulled her from public school 3 weeks before our schools shut down for COVID last year. We pulled her for reasons other than COVID. I was debating on pulling her but a final straw happened and that was that. The teacher, teachers assistant and nurse all "forgot" to give ny at the time 5 year old her inhaler before gym class and recess. I found out only because my 5 year old told me. They didn't take her Asthma seriously. I was even told by the nurse that her asthma action plan from MUSC didn't mean anything that they treat all asthma students the same.
ANYWAYS.... Homeschooling lol 😆 We homeschool. Id be lying if I told yoy I wasn't terrified. Because at 1st I was beyond terrified. Terrified I'd mess her up beyond fixing. I found an amazing support group and leaned on a friend who had been homeschooling her 2 boys for 2 plus years.
We have some good days and bad days. But all in all we both enjoy it. She is now happy to learn again which she wasn't in public school. She also a year ahead on Math. No, surprise there as I use to enjoy math. Homeschooling is not what people were forced to do during the pandemic. Homeschooling is way more flexible than that. We can do a less at the park. A lesson while her brother is attending his speech therapy. Shoot today we did a lesson while I packages up clothing to ship out.
Homeschooling is not for everyone, no. But it is something we do and we truly enjoy it.
Are there any moms out there with a child with a severe speech delay? Sebastian, our 2.5yr old, has a severe speech delay. Due to his lack of talking most days are spent with him screaming or screeching. An ear piercing scream its awful.
Most times we take him out its beyond embarrassing. Sunday we went bowling. His first time. He was all about it until he saw the arcade games. He then was doing everything in his power to get to them. The looks we received were awful.
He's in speech 2 days a week. He's signing. Someday are more trying than others. Mentally some days are so wearing that when my husband comes home I have to check out for a bit. Being screamed at alllll day is very hard mentally.
Some say beat his butt.... he doesn't understand. Ignoring him.... doesn't work.
Any other moms out there? Advice? A shoulder?
I feel you. I hear you. I know how it feels. Stop judging the mom with the screaming toddler in public. Shes already melting inside silently the looks are not necessary.