Homeschooling?

Posted on: Sat, 09/30/2006 - 12:58pm
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My dd is in 4th grade and has been experiencing panic attacks ever since she suffered a severe allergic reaction to something she ate in late August.

The anxiety she is experiencing has already caused her to miss most of the first 3 weeks of school. In addition to this, she typically misses a huge percentage of school every year beacuse of frequent viral infections (she gets everything!), her severe pollen allergies and now she has we have a lot of anxiety issues. I am overwhelmed because there is no way I can keep her up to date with the materials covered in class. We have had a private tutor for her for 3 years but this is only once a week--not enough to cover all subjects!

Some friends have suggested we consider homeschooling her so she will not miss new concepts and fall so far behind--that it will help enormously with her self-esteem in school. I am very concerned that she would feel terribly lonely and would have no social interaction at all during the day---and she loves being with her friends!

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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