It might be difficult for parents with neurodiverse children to make the leap into homeschooling.
Many U.S. public schools aren’t equipped to handle children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which can lead to victimization, emotional distress, and academic failure.
However, homeschooling has many downsides, including social isolation. The question then becomes how families decide between homeschooling and institutional education.
Schools Are Not Equipped To Teach Kids With ADHD
Users in the community, including special education support workers with children who have autism and ADHD, agree that most schools are not equipped to teach children with the disorder.
With absolute certainty, many people agree that our educational system is not set up to provide these kids with the help, information, and socializing they require.
Bullying Is A Big Problem In Schools
Some older adults reflect on their own school days and are shocked to recall the extent to which students who were different from them were victimized by bullies. “I recall how other students handled youngsters like him while I was in school. That crushes my heart to think of it happening to my son,” says one anxious parent.
When Kids Need Extra Help, They’re Left Behind In Schools
One person who was homeschooled from fifth grade through graduation from high school said that it was beneficial to their development.
They say things like, “When I was in a regular school, I was either really excellent at a topic or horrible at it,” and that this led to them being left behind in subjects they didn’t care for.
They explain, “That was a problem for me, but homeschooling helped since I was able to move at my own speed.”
Homeschooling Helps Kids With ADHD Go At Their Own Pace
Traditional schools are quite organized, requiring students to shift from topic to subject at the school’s speed rather than the child’s.
A sixth-grader whose parents decided to homeschool them shares their experience here. “I could choose my own schedule and speed,” she said. She went on to explain how her instructors at conventional schools mistook her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for