Homeschooling for ADHD Children / Homeschooling ADHD Child
In recent years, we have started to become increasingly aware of the challenges that are being faced by children that suffer from behavioral disorders. This is mostly due to the fact that the stigma surrounding behavioral disorders has been alleviated to a great extent.
This means that disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are considered to be legitimate explanations for short attention span, poor academic performance or hyperactivity. However, just because this disorder has been legitimized within the medical community does not mean that it has been destigmatized in the modern school systems.
Teachers still have a lot of difficulty understanding that students suffering from ADHD have special needs, and must not be reprimanded the way a regular student would be because they simply have no control over their behavior. This is mostly due to the fact that the majority of teachers these days are underpaid and overworked and chronically uneducated in such matters.
This results in a lot of frustration for children suffering from ADHD, as well as the parents of these children who are unable to find schools that have environments that would be conducive to the special needs of their child.
Hence, homeschooling has started to become an increasingly popular option for parents, and several advantages have been noted to homeschooling children that are suffering from ADHD.
One of the main advantages is that parents are able to teach their children based on the special timetable of a child that suffers from ADHD. Often, a child with ADHD would begin to daydream, and in certain situations would not be able to pay attention no matter what he or she does. In such situations, it is essential that the child be given a break in order to get the distraction out of his or her system so that they can then refocus on education.
Children with ADHD also usually need a far more hands on approach to learning, and the usual classroom style of teaching in which the students sit quietly and the teacher dictates will simply not work. A child with ADHD would not absorb any information in such situations. Children with ADHD learn best by doing and by homeschooling their ADHD afflicted children, parents are able to apply these non standard teaching techniques without having to worry about what the school board would have to say about it.
Schools are also hubs of activity. This means that there are many opportunities to get distracted even in a quiet classroom. If a child is being homeschooled these distractions can be dramatically reduced.
There are downsides to homeschooling, however. These disadvantages include the fact that homeschooling requires a lot of time and can force your child to miss out on important socialization that occurs in schools. Additionally, as a parent you might not be able to get any time away from your kids, which can prove to be very stressful. Sometimes spending time with people of your age is necassary, and homeschooling your child won’t allow you to do that