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    Default Newbie homeschool mom

    I pulled my son out of school the last 7 weeks of school. He was having sensory overloads and was spending more time with any free adult that could sit with him. He is diagnosed as SPD and is on a waiting list for testing for Autism.

    I'm not making him go back to being overwhelmed and hating school. My approach for those 7 weeks and every other day is freedom to explore and ask questions, we have lots of conversations about many subjects (I'm learning just like he is).

    My other son enjoyed school, mostly the social aspescts. He is 2 grades below my other son but is advanced in reading and math (compared to his classmates).

    I have been spending time researching secular curriculums and I think I have found one I would like to try.

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    Good luck with your homeschooling, be prepared to change up materials as you learn more about both of you.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Hi, Laci! Welcome to Secular Homeschool!

    What a great first step you have taken. I have found in my homeschooling journey that I learn new things right along with my children and that when I give them freedom we tend to learn more than structured time.

    If you need anything feel free to private message me!

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    Many of us here had to pull kids due to special needs and can very much relate to the stress of school. How old are your boys? What curriculum are you looking at? We can all certainly add advice, but you know your kids better than anyone else so feel free to disregard what we say too. Above all as Alexsmom says: Don't Panic.
    DS16 with ASD, DD12 and DS10

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