I was just wondering if any of you has had to school your children at home? We are in a crazy situation. difficult child 1 (9 YRS) cant go to school due to anxiety. When things go so bad at home I went to school to see how things were there. The teacher tells me " to be honest, he is doing terrible! He is crying for about 7 hours a day. We had to take his chair away because he cant sit still, he is refusing to do work and breaking pencils." She tells me this 1 week after an IEP meeting where she said he was doing great! I asked why she hadnt sent home letters or called me, she said there are so many kids in the class this year that there just isnt enough time. We tried shorter days, same or worse reaction. We tried home bound but there are no teachers in home bound trained to deal with Special Education. and sons other problems so they asked if I could do it. Then they sent so much work home that we could not finish it in time allowed. After contacting our disabilities case worker and having her try to help and our counselor we ended up pulling son from school and homeschooling him. Our goal is to get him back into school!!!!!!! But until the docs get his medications regulated so he can deal with the school he is home everyday all day. I cant let him outside alone because he runs off and inside he is driving me nuts. He torments the smaller kids, he has never played with toys and doesnt know how to or wont entertain himself. Today I have had to fish a frog out of the fish tank ( it belongs in it habitat but he wanted to see if it would swim), Then he ran water in the tub so all three of them could swim with the frog. Now he is on the kick that he is a dog and is crawling around barking and growling at the other kids. He even tried to eat his breakfast on the floor like a dog (didnt fly!) and yes the frog incidents happened before 9 am.. I cant wait to see what the rest of the day brings! Anyway I was just wondering if anyone knows much about homeschooling a child with special needs. I have found Time4Learning on the net and am using it bu could really use some more ideas and ways to keep him busy or teach him how to entertain himself. Please? And thanks for all the replys to my running away problem. We are going to try the walkie talkies. If that don't work my husband is looking for a good deal on lots of duct tape!