Let me first start by saying thank you to everyone for listening and giving me your opinions. They really helped. I talked to the therapist again yesterday (one on one) and I bluntly asked her if homeschooling my dd was hurting her socialization since she is a Selective Mute and Social Phobic and really needs the "people" around her. She said that we are doing exactly what needs to be done for my child!! She said that we have to introduce her back into larger groups (school, activities, etc) slowly, very slowly are her exact words. Last night while dd was in her room, I talked to dh. I told him what the therapist said and he said he was really okay with homeschooling and that we are doing wonderful and that she is so bright. He was just really concerned about her "fitting in" and how she was going to deal with people when she is out on her own and when she has to come across people that she doesn't like or understand. I explained to him that that is one reason she is in therapy, so she can learn how to deal with these types of situations. Her dealing with it now is she shuts down and doesn't talk. I told him that I was going to look into some extra activities for her to do. (we are extremely limited on money since I can not work) He is in agreement with that. I also explained that fitting in isn't all its cracked up to be and he did agree. He just worries that with all her issues and then being labeled homeschooled (they aren't looked upon nicely around us, they are labeled "weird kids" here) that she will have a harder time of it. I think I actually opened his eyes a little and he made me feel like I was doing the right thing and he is supporting of it now.
by starbeck96April 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM
That's great! It makes it so much easier when your husband is in agreement.
by leighp1April 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Our libraries off only a small amount of things and it is mainly directed at the toddlers. I will keep looking though.
The libraries do free stuff. The bigger town you live in, the more they seem to offer.... however, even in the smaller town, I've found free things to do.
Many offer lego days, club reads for kids, etc..
by usmom3April 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM
So glade that you got to have that talk with him!
by tnt-mandaApril 26, 2013 at 1:00 PMyea! I know first hand how hard it is to not completely be on the same page with dh. It really is such a relief. Happy for you and dd. Don't woory about that "weirdo" stigma it will go away in time and what's normal anyway right??
Yeah for a postive outcome. Currclick.com has some free online clubs that meet once a month such as, Lego club, Magic Tree House club, American Girl Club, & Chess Club for homeschoolers. These are live club so there is student interaction and lead by a homeschooling mom. My son loves the Lego club.
by romacoxApril 26, 2013 at 3:41 PM
That is GOOD News. Thanks for the update.
by KickButtMamaApril 26, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Yay, I'm sure that's a huge relief!
by OakesMamaApril 28, 2013 at 1:19 AM
Yay, I'm so happy for your family!!!