Making the Decision to Homeschool My Child with Special Needs #autism #adhd #dyslexia #specialeducation #specialneeds

Making The Decision To Homeschool My Child With Special Needs

I used to be extremely opposed, super judgy, uninformed and militantly against homeschooling. (I was once so rude and condescending to a homeschooling mom at the park that I wish I could go back in time and not only take it back, but clean her kitchen for her while she sips a glass of wine.) So, if you feel that same violent opposition, there...Read More

The Truth About Homeschooling Children With Special Needs

We have been homeschooling my fourteen-year-old son since he was eight years old. Last week he went back to school. He is enrolled in a Medieval History class at a private school, as part of a homeschool hybrid program. He wants to go. He wants to get away from his little brother. He wants to learn from someone other than me. He wants to...Read More

How Do I Know My Child Is Making Progress?

"There…in the…wa…wa…water was a boy.” My youngest son struggled to read the sentence. Again. I tried to encourage him, my heart sinking. “Good. Keep going.” As he worked harder than any eleven-year-old boy should have to just to read The Story Of Ping, I thought to myself, “Surely by this time next year he will be able to do this.” ‘This time next year’...Read More

Top Resources For Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences

"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...Read More

Hands-On History For My Struggling Learner (with Project Passport)

Teaching my youngest son history has been a struggle lately. He loves the stories. He loves to hear about real-life in ancient times. He adores the gritty details of battles. He dreams of going back in time and being able to live like the ancients. But lately, just hearing the stories hasn't been enough to keep him on track. He is struggling to retain...Read More