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I've gotten the hang of homeschooling my girls (starting 3rd and 1st this fall)- but soon I need to start working with Renly who will be 5 this fall.

I'm planning on waiting until after Christmas to start since he does have a late birthday. I can already foresee difficulty getting him to stop bouncing off the walls long enough to actually learn.

I'd love tips for teaching a strong willed, super active boy. I already know what I want to use for teaching phonics and math but its the actually getting him to learn anything that scares me.
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I find that becoming a functional alcoholic is a reasonable coping mechanism.
The number of times I have considered giving my kids teachers booze with a note that says my kid may not be the reason you drink but they sure aren't the reason you don't.
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I never got the chance to home school my boys, but I know the energy difference you are talking about and see it in the preschool I work at as well. I would say don't try to get him to stop bouncing off the walls long enough to learn - incorporate his bouncing off the walls in his learning.

Instead of seated work, make it physical and/or sensorial work. For example, no worksheets or seated instruction for learning letter sounds - write big letters on your floor with tape, and ask him to jump five times on 'a' or spin on 'f.' Have him line up large/heavy objects to count rather than counting pictures in a workbook - bonus points if he has to scavenger hunt them from the house and then return them when he's done (ie, "bring me two step stools, and three big books"). Depending on your outdoor space/safety, you could send him outside to do stuff, too. Plus, by playing these kind of games where he runs and gets stuff, he's also practicing focus/attention/memory/listening.
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I find that becoming a functional alcoholic is a reasonable coping mechanism.
TBH- some days I feel like that's almost necessary to parent this kid in general. He's not handling the impending baby well...
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awww that sucks!
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