Can I join an existing homeschool group and pay to have my child taught? I do not feel I am qualified to teach the upper grades from eight on up, and I work full-time. However, I'm willing to change my work hours if I could find alternative education for my son.
My child currently hates every minute of middle school. The pressures these kids have now is unbelievable. He has tremendous stress and low self-esteem due to his difficulties with writing. He reads and comprehends fine. No one has been able to help with the problem to date.
Connecticut has a large and very active homeschool community. Many of these parents were once in your shoes and found a way to make homeschooling work for them. I suggest you contact homeschool support and resource groups in your vicinity. Speaking with other parents who homeschool will give you the confidence to take whatever steps are necessary to free your son from the failure trap he is currently facing each day.
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