Good morning everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see us today! This week we’ll be starting off a new series called “Homeschooling with ADHD.”
Tigger was diagnosed with ADHD a few months back and we’ve made the decision (so far) to continue on without medication. Interestingly, her doctor actually said that the fact that we’re homeschoolers works in her favor. Since we don’t require her to sit still for several hours per day and we work with her on an individual basis, we may not need to use medication at all. Yet another win for homeschooling!
Now, this is not to say that we won’t ever consider medication. I know some homeschoolers who have decided to use medication to manage their children’s ADHD and I am in no way judging their decision. We may come to the same decision ourselves one day. However, I did want to share a few of the ADHD homeschooling tips that we’ve both read and tried so that we can adjust our teaching to work along with the way her mind operates.
Here’s what we’ll be discussing for the next five Mondays during the series:
- Managing Expectations
- Adapting as a Teacher
- Preparing Kids to Learn
- Making Lifestyle Changes
- Considering the Other Kids
Are any of you homeschooling children with ADHD? Do you have ADHD yourself? We’d love to hear your suggestions and experiences! We need all the support and encouragement we can get!
Keep on learning!