My home school kid is anxious.

file0001682378985My home school kid is an anxious one. When we started home schooling him, his anxiety decreased on a daily basis, by keeping to timetable and a clear structure, with plenty of breaks for processing and snacks!! He has also been hugely helped by taking well regulated medication.

However, it doesn’t take much for that anxiety to ramp up again, and sometimes spill over into angry rages. A few too many changes in a day, or a trip to the GP or hospital will definitely do it.

He has had a lot of support from Camhs, but nothing that has been very effective. Here are my top 3 strategies that have worked, and that you can incorporate into your home school day: Continue reading


Do home schooled kids miss out on socialisation?

Books on the shelf at local library.

This was probably our biggest concern when we took our child out school, and the one raised the loudest by our nay sayers!

But you know what I say now? WRONG! RUBBISH! AND ACTUALLY VERY WRONG!

Because our child was so tired before, during and after school, due to the stress of managing at school and holding it together, he really was not able to socialise much at all beyond school, except a little at weekends. Sound familiar? There was also the hair tearing out, and screaming pressure of trying to insert homework into his precious evenings. Continue reading