Shawna Wingert offers encouragement to family's considering homeschooling their special needs child.
The hardest part of homeschooling a child with special needs, in my experience, is deciding to homeschool a child with special needs.
This article is a must-read for anybody considering pulling their special needs child from public education and taking on the challenge themselves. Here are some gems from the article:
- Yes, you can homeschool your child with special needs!
- You don't need the services of public education because the "experts" are available privately.
- You can be precise and strategic in how you teach your child.
- It won't be easy, but neither is public school!
- There are other families just like yours.
- You are going to love doing it, even if you don't think you will.
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About the Author
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Kris Bales is the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest voice behind Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She and her husband of over 25 years are parents to three amazing kids - one high schooler and two homeschool grads - and one son-in-law. Kris has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. She also seems intent on becoming the crazy cat lady long before she's old and alone.
I’ve homeschooled our kids for more than a decade now, and I don’t really think they’re weird or unsocialized. (Well, maybe a little bit weird, but that’s more because they have me for a mom than the fact that they’re homeschoolers.) I just like mocking the stereotypes. It’s just how my warped sense of humor works.
I’ve got a serious side, which sometimes pokes its head out when I’m sharing my faith, homeschooling tips, resources, and encouragement. My goal is to be real and to write about the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling. I love homeschooling my kids, and I wouldn’t trade this life for anything, but it’s not all rainbows and unicorns, and I won’t try to convince you otherwise.