I have mentioned that I plan on homeschooling Larissa next year. Traditional school and her seizures are just not working for her. We are hobbling along for the rest of the school year. She has missed 26 days of school this year, many of those related to her seizures.
Another child we have been dealing with is Emma. I really felt that she needed to be retained this year. We feel that emotionally and academically she is really not ready for the third grade. We had a meeting with her school and they told us that she is actually testing fine and would be bored in the third grade. This didn't match with the struggles I see with homework and her weekly grades but it is hard to fight with the numbers from their testing.
Over spring break we received her latest testing in the mail. She tested below grade level in every subject. My husband asked me why we weren't having her retained. As I sat there thinking about our options the thought came to me that she needed to be homeschooled next year. Her behavior at school has been good, she has acclimated to that environment well. However, she is still emotionally and in my opinion academically struggling.
She has come a long way with attachment. However, I feel as though I need to work on my attachment with her more. I love her, I am attached to her but those early years of tantrumming and fighting attachment on her part have taken their toll on me. She still tends to have tantrums at times. They are much shorter in duration but take a toll nonetheless. We discuss these tantrums after she is calmed down but so far they continue. I hope that as we both take the time to work on attachment that perhaps some of her old coping behaviors will dissipate.
I think that by homeschooling I can better understand Emma and her emotional and academic needs. Next year shall be very interesting indeed.