Please, let me assure you – yes! You can homeschool a child with special needs. Homeschooling has been one of the best decisions we’ve made for our kids.
There is one piece of advice I would give to all homeschool moms…you may have a roller coaster homeschool year. Here is what you can do to plan for it.
I’m not homeschooling to raise geniuses, but if they do end up as such, I hope they’ll credit it to their love of learning, and not the fact that they were simply homeschooled.
Homeschooling a gifted child can be quite daunting. Outsourcing is a great way to help you fill the need for extra learning with your gifted kids.
Facing another day where your math lesson ended in frustration and tears? Here are 4 practical tips for homeschooling your child with a math disability.
Flat screen usage is causing children’s brains to wire up differently, Learn some of the many things that can cause a child to have a lack of attention skills.
If you have a child or teen who struggles with a strong need to have everything perfect, read on for 10 ways to handle perfectionism in your homeschool – and 3 approaches to avoid.
A child’s basic behavioral style can be broken up into the same DISC profile model which corporations have been using for years to identify unique needs. Therefore, I asked myself… “Why not use it for homeschooling?”
Are you homeschooling a child with Dyslexia? There are solutions that can help you to meet your child's unique needs. Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must...
There is nothing like spending time with a good friend. It's invigorating and cup-filling. A comfort to know we are not journeying through the mountains and valleys of life alone. Sometimes though, special circumstances can make this more difficult. Parenting and...
When I first started homeschooling it wasn't because I always knew it would be best for our family. When my son became of age, I sent him off on the big yellow bus to kindergarten. to be honest, I was looking forward to the day. His never ending supply of energy and...
Homeschooling special needs students can feel intimidating, even when you’ve found the perfect curriculum that suits your child’s learning style. It’s even more intimidating when you either can’t find a good fit or you’re so bombarded with therapy schedules and doctor visits, that you wonder how to make one work. Not that long ago, I found myself in a unique situation that I never expected. Based on necessity, we had to make some changes.
When our family started homeschooling some 20 years ago, it seemed like a natural progression of what we were already doing with our kids; talking about the world, reading good books, exploring our community and simply experiencing life together. I mean, all that was left was to teach reading and math. How hard could that really be? Famous last words!
There is a serious misconception that homeschooling is not a viable option when your child has special needs. Moreover, there is also a perception that a child with special needs, is missing out on valuable therapies and resources, when they are not a part of the school system. Today, I want to debunk some of those special needs homeschooling myths.
Yup, I just used the G-word. Did you cringe just now, when you read it? To be honest, I still cringe a little too. As the mother of a profoundly gifted and twice-exceptional child, I think that gifted is a terrible label; it brings to mind images of beautifully-wrapped packages with neatly tied bows. Our gifted reality is sometimes beautiful but complicated and challenging and anything but neat. When folks hear the word gifted, they tend to make assumptions.