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I do not want him ostracized, making it more difficult for him socially. That is how I see the public school modification. It has been confirmed by teachers that he is "chatty" and often distracted by other students, and sometimes distracting other students. None of the "complaining" teachers have suggested that he see the school counselor for further evaluation for ADD/ADHD. Rather the teachers have been very supportive, since he is a very bright student. We came to the conclusion that he is slightly more immature than his peers. He has difficulty making friends for that reason. I want to give him an opportunity to "settle" into his age and still progress academically.
He has been seen by his pediatrician, regularly, and no psychological problems were ever noted on a regular routine visit.
With this additional information, what are your thoughts? I want him to have a quality education, but not at he expense of his self esteem, if that makes sense. Thank you so much for your time.
We have in our state WAVA, online classes. I have an ad running for an experienced learning coach to help keep him motivated. The state provides areas for extra curricular activities, and yes he enjoys sports and choir etc. I donot plan to restrict his social activities. He is not happy about being home schooled, because he is very social and want to be in and about with the other students in a classroom atmosphere and social activities. However, he is well behaved and not belligerent about it, since he understands our motive, in wanting a quieter and calmer atmosphere for his learning. We/teachers just can't seem to get him to stop talking and playing around. Since there is nothing malicious going on, there is no punishment. Good Lord, we are at our wits end to get the talking and playing around stopped and thought the seclusion of home school would benefit him as well as the other students and teachers who are being affected by it.