Written by Shawna Wingert of Not the Former Things.
This has been a crazy season for my family. Well, even more crazy than usual I guess.
My oldest son, who has High Functioning Autism, was also recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain and fatigue.
My youngest son, is getting older. He is profoundly dyslexic, and I am finding that as he matures, he is also profoundly incapable of learning unless it involves moving, jumping, spinning and/or hanging upside down.
The more we move through this wonderfully messy life, the more I am realizing that our homeschool is not going to look like anyone else’s that I know, or the ones in many of the blogs I read.
For example, last week we had a series of doctors’ appointments that not only meant we were at the hospital for the entire day, but we had a two hour drive to get there and back.
And in a fit of desperation, we ended up at the local fish store (again), because my oldest is completely obsessed with aquariums right now.
And my youngest wants nothing to do with books, but thinks the skate park and his friend’s backyard might be his second homes.
I find that as I try and meet the needs of my ever changing family, we have been homeschooling at home less and less. [Read more…]