Homeschooling can be challenging, especially if your student has ADHD. Make it easier with Shawna’s four essential tips for homeschooling a child with ADHD.
When my child was diagnosed with ADHD almost three years ago, we were already homeschooling.
We already had routines in place that accommodated his attention gaps. I knew he needed short bursts of learning, rather than long sessions. I thought I had it all figured out, and I wasn’t the least bit concerned.
Fast forward about a year post-diagnosis, however, and I was fighting a daily battle – not with my son, but with my expectations of how learning should be, ADHD or not.
I knew we needed an out-of-the-box approach for my out-of-the-box learner, but I found myself, over and over again, going back to a more traditional school approach. I wanted worksheets and textbooks. Not for him, mind you. No, I wanted them for me.
It took me a while to let go. To embrace the reality that our homeschool was going to look very different than the one in my mind. And, on Instagram.
Here’s what I wish someone would’ve shared with me years ago, as we navigated an ADHD diagnosis and homeschooling. [Read more…]