Guest post by Jackie Nunes at The Wonder Moms blog – As amazing and inspiring as our little ones can be, raising a child with special needs can be hard. And fighting to get your child’s needs met in a traditional school can be even harder.
While you may not be ready to break out the curriculum just yet, it’s a good time to get some ideas for the upcoming year. If you’re wondering where to find great homeschool resources for reading, check out the following suggestions from Red Apple Reading.
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Halfway through summer many homeschool families are enjoying a much needed break. Before you realize it though, school will be back in session! While you may not be ready to break out the curriculum just yet, it’s never too early to get some ideas for the upcoming year. Red Apple Reading would like to help you get started with these 15 fantastic Pinterest boards for homeschooling resources!
All parents eventually have to make the decision about how they will educate their children. Whether you choose public, private, or homeschool, each option comes with its own set of fears. I recently talked with a few of my homeschool friends about their experiences with educating their kids at home – particularly what they found intimidating. If you are considering homeschooling your children, you might find their advice about how they dealt with and overcame those fears enlightening as you prepare for the great homeschool adventure!
If you’ve been following the blog, then you know that I’ve been seriously considering homeschooling my 10-year old son. Although there are many, many concerns that need to be addressed before I make such an important decision, chief among them are the issues of time and resources. Although I work from home, I actually do put in a lot of hours, so much of Billy’s learning would need to be self-guided. And, like everyone else these days, we are clamping down on our household budget, so we don’t want to hand over large sums of money for a homeschooling curriculum.
This is the question I have been asking myself for the last few months. Before this school year started, I wrote this post about the growing number of families who are opting for educating their children at home rather than sending them off to public school. Ironically, I may soon be joining their ranks. Since I believe that homeschooling is good for some, but not all children, I’m not considering homeschooling all of my school-aged kids, just one.
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of homeschooling? Depending on your perspective, your answer might range from “quirky” to “trendy” or maybe even “brave,” but the word “rare” is probably much further down the list than it would be had I asked you the question a few decades ago.
It’s true—homeschooling is on the rise. According to the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), there are now more than 2 million homeschooled children in the United States, and this percentage is continuing to climb at an estimated 2 to 4 percent per year.