Homeschool FTW Four

Homeschool FTW again! In this post I look at how homeschooling is benefiting my special needs twins.

It’s been a while since I posted in my Homeschool FTW series. We’ve been through some changes in the last few months. And one of those big changes is shifting work around so that I can spend more time with the kids. I’m in my first month, and it’s great! My job is truly flexible, and one I can really recommend for working from home. I feel so inspired and excited about what’s to come and have some interesting projects in the pipeline. But I digress. 🙂 This post is looking back at some of our homeschool wins for the last few months.

Homeschool FTW – Spending Time Apart

This might not sound like a win. But for the twins, it is. Although their bond is wonderful, I think it’s also important to be able to spend time apart sometimes. We can now easily take one to the shop, for example. And there is something so special about bonding with them as individuals and seeing their personalities really emerging. And their reunion is always so sweet and sincere!

Homeschool FTW – The Trauma of School is Fading Away

I don’t like to blame the school they went too, but it was traumatic for the boys nonetheless. It is a strict traditional school, which really didn’t work for us and them. Oscar used to wet himself and the bed all the time. He is not outwardly anxious like Dominic, but tends show his anxiety in other ways. Homeschool has been so good for him. He’s becoming more confident, wants to explore the world around him and hasn’t had an accident in months!

Homeschool FTW – The Children are Following Instructions

Homeschool is about freedom. And this is an element of the process that we really enjoy. But at the same time, our children need to understand boundaries and following instructions. Part of this is related to impulse control, which they tend to lack because of their special needs. And it’s also about safety. We need them to be able to eventually live independently, safely and successfully in the big wide world. I have seen in the last few months that they are getting better at following instructions. There is still a long way to go, but I have seen a definite improvement.

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Homeschool FTW again! In this post I look at how homeschooling is benefiting my special needs twins.
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