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  • Re: Is it ADHD, bipolar (?), now diagnosed with Graves'

    Hi there, Wow...you have certainly been through a lot. I am glad that you posted this so others can hear your story. The HSI community is here to help and support you along the journey. Many homeschoolers face similar challenges such as you described in your post. It is important to have connections...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 04-10-2008
  • Re: Having # 3 and #1 is an unmotiveated almost 5 year old...

    Hi Tracy, Thanks for posting your questions re: your 5 yr. old. I wanted to take this moment to talk a bit about the 3 stages of childhood and how that plays out in homeschooling. In my former life (before homeschooling) I was a teacher in a Waldorf school and earned a dual degree in Human Dev. and Family...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by hsiamy on 03-20-2008
  • Exploring the Homeschooling Option

    I have 3 children but the oldest is having problems in school. I have been considering homeschooling him for the last few months and am not sure where to start. I live in Western Montana and I am not finding alot of support. Does anyone have any support, guidence, anything. I would appreciate any and...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by ladyannoyu on 02-29-2008
  • Just starting a scary adventure!

    My husband and I have been talking about homeschooling our 12 year old son for about 1 year now. We put him in a private school (catholic) when he started kindergarden. The public school he would have gone to, at that time had 26 5 &6 year olds in one class and 23 in the other with half day sessions...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by tonbert on 01-26-2008
  • Re: Homeschooling a teenager - HELP!

    Hi there . . Your daughter is fortunate! She has a mother who cares about her--about her love of learning--not merely about her achievement. I'm an editor at this site--and homeschooled a teenage girl!! Keeping that balance you mention-helping her toward things she already had an interest in, and...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by vvagt on 01-25-2008
  • Re: New to homeschool

    Hi Staci, My name is Tammie and I was glad to read your post. I too am new to homeschooling and I am doing it for pretty much the same reason. I believe our school system is failing my 3rd grader. He too has adhd, diagnosed, but not on medication. I read an article that stated taking away all milk...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by trford on 01-17-2008
  • Re: Homeschooling a teenager - HELP!

    Hi genihanna, I do indeed think they are from another planet! They can be so incredibly rude and selfish - then they will do something kind and wonderful and your heart melts. I love having teens, but I see it for the roller coaster ride that it is. When I EXPECT them to be a certain way, my hopes always...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by christinefieldhsi on 01-05-2008
  • Homeschooling a teenager - HELP!

    As we all know, teenagers' brains aren't right! The things they are going through makes them almost non-human - is my teen from another planet? LOL I am beginning homeschooling my 15 year old daughter - not that it matters, but she is my foster soon-to-be adopted daughter. I love her with all...
    Posted to Getting Started (Forum) by genihanna on 01-04-2008
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