Glad you got the diagnosis, BlueMetro. I'm sure it will help enormously. . From helping AS with homework in the past, I was very much dreading the whole lockdown thing. I thought we would have the reluctance, the distracting himself, doing the minimal effort etc. Literally, I thought it would be a nightmare. AS suffers from a lack of self-esteem and is far too easily influenced by his friends (not in a bad way, but he feels the need to impress his peers with general silliness in class etc, you get the picture).
Anyway, move on a week and I'm feeling far more confident about everything. It has actually been a far better (even pleasureable) experience. I'm convinced AS must be incredibly anxious and probably quite exhausted by hyper vigilance etc. when at school. His behaviour has been fine today (a bit reluctant around doing science, to think I'm complaining about that, when he managed to do 2.5 hour study), but yesterday he was fantastic. We did loads of school work yesterday. He's even volunteered for things such as tidying his room, cooking and washing up in the past week. It's not a miracle, but I'm thinking this has, in a weird way, been quite beneficial for him. Also, because of the one to one nature, I can see if he is understanding something or not and we can revisit it without any judgement. I just want to capture this positivity, bottle it and send it to school with him. Any ideas?
There are lots of home-schoolers in the adoption world and now I can see why!