You might be surprised to learn that homeschooling my children, particularly because of their special needs, has actually made my life easier.
Not easy – easier.
Mostly because my oldest son’s experience in school was difficult, really, really difficult – for both of us. Homeschooling has never once been harder than that time frame in our lives.
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 their children, are learning and thriving.
While I don’t think that homeschooling is for everyone, all the time, I do think you should never dismiss it because you are worried about your ability. Like anything else with our children, there are some things we just have to figure out as we go.
Homeschooling is like that, only with field trips and clay.
If you are a momma currently learning at home, I am so glad you are here. We need all the help we can get!
Let’s figure this out together, shall we?
Learning At Home – This Is How We Do It
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.
These are my favorite places to turn when I have questions about homeschooling.
Recommended Resources for Homeschooling and Homeschooling With Special Needs
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas by: Linda Dobson
The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism by:Kristine Barnett
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)
And I have also written a book about homeschooling my two out-of-the-box boys.
Homeschooling can be delightful. It can be stressful. It can be lonely. It can be difficult. And I think it’s always better to do it with friends. I am glad you are here!
Please contact me directly for more information about learning at home.
With so much love,