Monday, September 1, 2008
I don't often discuss homeschooling with others, most of my readers know we are home educators, but this isn't one of those typical homeschooling mom blogs. Am I allowed to say that? Laughs. As a home educating family we see our journey as individualistically as others view their faith, finances and politics. We don't have a traditional classroom, we don't have a schedule. Rather, we see every room, every tool, book, experience, every part of our everyday lives as an opportunity to learn and educate ourselves. Much like spiritual growth, it isn't in the where or even the how it's simply within.
I have learned and continue to learn so much from my children throughout the home education experience. In fact, just yesterday I spent 40 minutes or so choosing books on understanding and overcoming dyslexia. As our Yael's vocabulary grows we have come closer to confirming what we'd suspected for some time, Yael has dyslexia. This is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives as home educators. It will undoubtedly be challenging, but ironically I'm almost looking forward to the challenge. I can't think of anything greater to reinforce my love of language than uncovering the tools needed to spread that love. Working around the confines and frustration of this learning obstacle to make reading more enjoyable for someone whose existence has so greatly enriched my love of everything around me. This has truly fueled my fire to dive into this new chapter, no matter how long it takes us to wade through it.
What challenges are you facing this week?
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