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.
yea! 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.