Four years ago I took my two school-aged children from public school and began homeschooling. We signed up under a state charter school, and I had romanticized my role as my children’s educator. I had wall calendars, alphabets, space posters, and presidential bios posted on our walls. It was my first day homeschooling and it took exactly one hour to realize this was not matching what I had envisioned. Eight hours later, the night ended with a to-do list and nothing crossed off as I sobbed to my husband over some frozen pizza. I felt like a failure. I was so wrapped up in what I wanted for my Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
WELCOME to my summer blog series: Homeschool Methods & ApproachesEvery Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the months of June and July, you will hear from several different homeschool bloggers about the methods and approaches they use to teach their child(ren). It is my hope that you gain insight, encouragement, and confidence by reading what these tremendously faithful women have to share. I am honored and excited to introduce to you: Tina who blogs about life and homeschooling the Montessori way over at September. The Montessori Method in our home: pre-primary, age 2.5 - Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Homeschooling a special needs child is definitely not a simple task. The great news, though, is that even though it’s not easy, it can be very rewarding and is never boring! I have been homeschooling my autistic daughter since she was 3 years old. She will be 17 this summer, so it’s been about 14 years of struggle, work, and tears. It has also been 14 years of love, progress, and encouragement. I definitely believe that, while homeschooling a special needs child is a huge task full of obstacles, it is absolutely worth it! If you have an autistic child, you know that people with autism vary Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.