Josiepie - posted on 02/25/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )
My little guy is 7 and has had issues at school since Kindergarten. He becomes very explosive when it comes to doing an activity that is not preferred. This year in grade 2 he is expected to do a lot more writing work then he has in K and 1, well he is very defiant and resistant to any and or all the work that is being asked of him to do. His first term report card was all N/A because he didn't want to do any work and his teachers had nothing to write about besides his behaviour. About a month ago he was suspended from school because he threw a pen at his teacher, then the following week he threw an index card at a little girl because she took the computer he wanted. Well that was the final straw for the school and they had exhausted all their resources. They called me and advised me to come pick him up. Later that day the principal called us and advised me that he along with the teachers and school district can not have him attend the school any longer. The School district of learning called and let me know that they will look into an alternate school for him, a school where there is an alternative program and more support for him.
A week later she had called and advised me of a school that would work for him, however this school is 20min. from my home and I have a second child in Kindergarten. I advised that there is no way I would be able to get them both to school for 9am start time, to which she asked if I would put my 7 year old in a taxi and they would reimburse me (WHAT!!!!!) Obviously, I wasn't happy with this and she advised that we could work with his start and finish time. Why I am writing is because I am lost and don't know what to do.
There is 4 months left of school, do I send my son to a new school, with a new environment and kids and have him only go to school from 10 - 2pm or do I home school him. Come September they both will be going to a new school as I do not want to go back to that school. They have not been at all supportive, not once have they called or emailed or come up to me while I have been at the school to ask how my son or I and the family are doing with everything.
I have been hearing so many things from both sides and I am so confused, my doctor tells me not to home school but my gut is saying to homeschool. But am I doing him a dis-service by not sending him back to school, will he hate it come September am I making things worse. SO LOST!!!