Anyone out there home school? My husband grew up with both home school and public schooling. I think there could be pros and cons to both.
My son has been having issues at school and I am starting to wonder if pulling him out of public school for a year and home schooling him might help. He says he hates school, but honestly what kid doesn't at one point or another. I honestly think he will say he hates school even if he is home schooled. My concern is not with him liking or not liking school. My concern goes much more in depth, his social skills, his education, the possibility of him getting kicked out of school if his behavior continues.
His teacher has told me multiple times that he is above average, and is with the higher level group of kids when they split up into groups. Yet he has trouble concentrating, trouble paying attention, even at times acts out in class. As a parent I am embarrassed to even admit it. I feel like I have failed my child. My husband and I have tried different things to punish him for his behavior in school. Nothing seems to work. He will go most of the week in green (good behavior) and all of the sudden he will be in pink (the worst color, gets a pink slip sent home, after the second time he gets sent to the principal, and detention.... if it should occur again he could be suspended.) I can't believe my child is acting like this. What is worse I don't know why. If I don't know why I can't fix it.
I got a call from Tyler's teacher and we talked about 30 minutes. She asked if anything had changed at home. I told her his best friend moved away unexpectedly the day after Christmas. Tyler has been acting out at school since he came back from Christmas break. She thinks it might be because of this.... if it's not then we aren't sure what is causing it.
She said he had some problems before Christmas break but they are much worse now. So I have considered pulling Tyler out and teaching him at home to monitor his behavior myself. I would still keep him in Cub Scouts and play groups, etc....
Ideas? Suggestions? Anyone else been there done that? I would love to hear your thoughts!