“I can’t seem to find anyone who homeschools their child.
My son is 13 and is autistic and epileptic. I have never met anyone else in similar situation. I feel so alone and don’t know if I’m doing anything right. I have nothing to compare it to and no help at all. Any ideas. Thank you.
I feel so alone in homeschooling and don’t know if I’m doing anything right. I have nothing to compare it to and no help at all. Any ideas. Thank you.
I have nothing to compare it to and no help at all. Any ideas?”
A sweet mom emailed me this last week.
It echoes so many others I have read.
Homeschooling children with special needs is so often lonely work.
I want to assure this momma, and every other one just like her, that she is not alone.
Homeschooling children who are different requires a different approach and you never really know if you are “doing it right.”
Everything that I have learned as a homeschooling mom, I’ve learned through trial and error, tons of prayer, and from asking questions anywhere and everywhere I can.
And, six years in, I still doubt my abilities every single day.
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These are my favorite places to turn when I have questions about homeschooling or just need a little inspiration to keep going:
My Top Resources for Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas By: Linda Dobson
The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism By: Kristine Barnett
The Explosive Child By: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D
Educating the WholeHearted Child By: Sally and Clay Clarkson
Simple Homeschool (blog)
The Homeschool Sisters Podcast (blog and podcast with two of my favorites!)
Homeschooling With Dyslexia (website – includes individualized classes and coaching for parents whether or not they are homeschooling their dyslexic child)
Additional Favorites for Homeschooling With Learning Differences
Audible (for audio books there is no easier solution and they offer a 30-day free trial)
All About Reading (the only reading program that has really worked for us)
Brave Writer (perfect for an individualized approach to our children’s needs – seriously, I’m in love with this program)
Because I feel strongly that homeschooling is a wonderful, but often lonely choice for parents of children with learning differences, I write a lot about it.
I have also written a book about our real life, never really goes as planned, super messy, but still somehow works out homeschool.
Homeschooling a child with learning differences can be delightful.
It can be stressful. It can be lonely. It can be difficult.
It’s all these things and more.
If you have considered this option for your child, but are worried that you won’t be able to do it well, you are not alone. Every single momma I know who homeschools her children has exactly this same fear.
And every single one of those children, are learning and thriving.