The Real Reason I Chose to Homeschool

The Real Reason I Chose to Homeschool (+ a Giveaway)Welcome to Day 31 of the 31 Days of Random Reflections on Raising and Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here. I made it!

There are many benefits to homeschooling. I’ve written about some of them already:

I’ve talked about them, too:

This is the real reason I felt a strong pull to homeschool our son who has special needs.

In our hurried life, I knew the years would fly by and I’d find myself wondering where the time went. I knew I’d find myself asking how my son was suddenly an adult. I knew I’d miss many moments if I continued with the path I was on.

I decided that I didn’t want to save the good times for “one day.” I didn’t want to put off “living” for vacation or retirement — for some time in the future. I knew I had to give my child the best I could of me, today. And, I knew I wanted to also enjoy the ride.

Each and every day, I let my son know how much he is loved. I look into his eyes each morning and without words, we exchange a deep understanding of what we mean to each other. He knows that his life is significant on this earth.

When making the decision to homeschool, there is often a struggle between wanting to let your child go, but also wanting to protect him. Your child is both the strongest and the most fragile kid you know. The decision is a tough one.

This was true for us, too.

Homeschooling our child with significant special needs is hard.

But, public schooling would have been harder.

I know we’re in the right place and each day it’s confirmed to me.

That confirmation is the real reason I chose to homeschool.

This officially concludes the 31 days series. Yah!


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