me and my son got onto the 324 bus around 12:30pm yesterday with some teen lads (on helme lane meltham). When we was getting off the bus in huddersfield they thought it would be funny to shout boo and bang at my son who was wearing his ear defenders. I turned around and told them not to ever do that to someone wearing ear defenders but they just laughed and bogged off.
Liam has sensitivity issues (on the lines of autism). He has to wear them because alot of sounds freak him out. Loud sounds to him are like nails on a blackboard to us. When liam has his ear defenders on i don’t really think about what people think. It’s just common sense not to shout at a child wearing them just to see if they work (and he can hear you with them on) . If he was not wearing them and someone shouted boo liam’s eyes roll back and he blacks out.
sadly alot of people don’t know alot about autism or any special needs – disabilities.
i want him to feel like a normal little man not a joke.
Omg two blogs in one week omg I must be ill lol. anyway I just
wanted to let people know that I have now got Liam to year 1 English and year 2
maths. We been using a lot of IXL to help him and you can see that it is.
After a month of the old school bugging me I got Liam’s
school work sent to my house. I was shocked to see only two files saying class
2-3 and barely anything in it (lots of unused textbooks). I’m 100% liam has not
been schooled since class 1 seeing how behind he is. But this is the part what
upset me and my family…THEY PUT IN THE REPORT BOOKS and no joke some of the
stuff they were saying was clearly a lie. There was one report that Liam said
he had a dream about the 666 and this was reported in 2017 (Liam was 6)… I’m
sorry but even I didn’t know what 666 was at that age. But they won’t just reporting
liam they were doing reports on me. I’m not going to say online what was being
said but I will say this I HAVE NEVER HAD SOCIAL SERVICES AT MY HOUSE.
i feel like it’s about time i did a blog on this seeing that people are always asking me about it. I have been homeschooling my 8year old son since May 2019 and people love to ask why and what you do..
learning starts at 9:30am….August we are only doing math,english,history and reading because of it being school 6 week holiday. Back to normal september.
The main subjects we do are math and english. The school liam used to go to told me that he was unteachable so they just left liam to his own (playing lego). I have had to start from age 3+ and now he is on +5 math and english. He is also using readingeggs ,mathseeds and just started on IXL on english. We do this every monday to friday morning to 12pm.
His reading is getting better…from when we started. We go the the library two times a month.
We go on a trip out once a month.
Does art and craft with his nan.
For computer science he using edplace and reading (I’m reading) Horrible Science.
Liam was told he could not do history in school because he could not read or write (by a teacher). I have got him into the tv show Horrible Histories and also the books. Starting in september liam will be learning about egypt (for a month).
geography – he has learned about water and where it starts and ends (from the moors to the reservoir), earthquakes and next month volcanos.
every month Liam picks his own subject. last month it was Tanks
and next month its age on games/films and copyright.
STUFF I GET ASKED ABOUT ALOT…
do you need a Degree to teach – no
does he still see people and go outside – yes
is homeschooling hard – yes but seeing him learning makes you proud.
do you have to pay for everything – yes.
can you still work and homeschool – yes.
does he have to do his gcse – only if you want to. He can do them in collage.
Well I can finally say that Liam is no longer part of his old school. I got the email on Monday after I had to contact the school by email to see if they had signed him off.
But its not all good news. Liam is
having problems with anxiety. We had one attack last Monday what ended up with
him hitting himself and today we had a day of him digging his nails into his
legs. I went to the doctors last week but they were no help. I do have a number
I found off the NHS website so going to give them a buzz. I’m trying very hard
not to put to much stress on him but I also no that he thinks he’s dumb (what
for sometime I have notice a big change in my son. he spends a lot of time in his room, seems to be down, tells me he’s stupid and shows anxiety. On top of that it’s been very hard to get him up in the morning and getting him ready for school has been hell. he has ripped trousers – shoes – bookbags, tried to fall down the stairs, keeps picking his nose at night and rubbing the blood all over him and other stuff.
on the 21st of this month I went up to school around 2:40pm and saw Liam’s class outside doing PE. I had a look about to see if I could see Liam and I found him in the shelter with some girls but no helper (he is post to have one to one). Liam was poking a boy on the head on the other side of the shelter. The boy went into the shelter, picked Liam up by his jumper, pushed him up to the wall and started to smash Liam’s face in. The girls tried to pull the child off Liam but with no luck. Thank god the PE teacher (a male) came to help save Liam. he moved the boy off Liam..but by then liam was on the floor screaming. oh and if you want to know what his teacher was doing. PLAYING CRICKET WITH THE OTHER CHILDREN AND NOT WATCHING THE FIGHT. she did go up to Liam after 10mins later but it looked like she was getting Liam to apologize to the boy who just went for his face. After PE I went up to the teacher and said that I saw everything (I was in shock and holding in my tears). she said well Liam was poking the boy and that he had been a wet sponge all day. soon as she said that I saw fire in my eyes and shouted LOOK AT HIS FACE ITS BLACK AND BLUE but she said oh that’s because he been crying all day. Liam was next to his teacher and looked so scared and shaken up…she even tried to ask Liam what had happened but he would not talk. I think she worked it out that I was pissed off because she wanted to get back to class very fast. When it was home time 2 girls came out with him because he was in a right mess. He came up to me and said I’m I in trouble and I said no.
The next day I rang up school and said that Liam will not be coming back to school until the 3rd June after what I saw yesterday and also it didn’t help that liam did not want to come back. The headteacher said she is doing a report and that the child who did this will not be in until the 3rd. So this means the child who did this gets two weeks of holiday and i’m dealing with a child who has anxiety and lost his confidence. So i told the head that i was gonna deregister him on the 3rd. well soon as I said that she went on about how they were going to sort out Liam’s feet, speech and going to ring up other people. There was also a chat about how Liam has been for the past months (what they should have told me right away) I also was told I was going to get a phone call back at the end of the day BUT NOPE NOTHING ALL WEEK.
since being home schooled me and my mother have learned Liam can read but can’t write the alphabet, can’t spell , can’t write numbers and didn’t even know how to count on his fingers..
We are working on it but soon as he works that he be getting on track. I have notice a big change and its so lovely to see him smile again.