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!