Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bye Bye Homeschooling

Homeschooling is now a thing of the past in this house.
We've done it for 4 years and it was the best thing for our child for that time.
But.
Once he started Uni last year the genie was out of the bottle and it's been difficult to get him to settle back into homeschooling while he's taken a break from Uni.
And while his anxieties have climbed sky high.
The battles over schoolwork are just.not.worth.it.
So, we're hoping to enroll him in Distance Education Centre for next year.
He needs someone, other than myself, teaching him.
I'll be able to guide and support him at home but as a parent, not mum-teacher-lecturer-curriculum maker-excursion planner-person-to-argue-semantics-with all rolled into one.
Homeschooling is great; we are so lucky here in Victoria we are able to have that option to explore for our children when other mainstream schooling options are not suitable, but people change and Aspie teen has grown, matured and his needs are now different.
Like all things in life nothing is forever and this is the end of a chapter in our lives but also the beginning of another, newer, one next year.
Now we just need to fill in a bajillion forests' worth of paperwork and get things organised for him to be enrolled!

6 comments:

Andrew said...

The website doesn't make it immediately clear. Is it free schooling?

Devi said...

Flexibility is a lot more work than stagnant mainstreaming. Well done.
And reward yourself when it's all done. ;-)

JahTeh said...

It might help with the meltdowns if he sees you as just 'Mum' instead of 'Supermum'.

River said...

This sounds like good news. You'll get a break, he'll get a break, from each other I mean. Win win.

MistressB said...

You gotta do what you gotta do chickybabe!

All sounds good though. :)

4timesblessed said...

I am glad that you are open to change according to your child. It is wonderful to open new chapters in life. I wish you all the luck.