Homeschool FTW

Homeschool FTW Four

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.

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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.

Share your Homeschool FTW Moments

What have your homeschool wins been? I would love to hear all about them! Please drop me an email or comment below. And don’t forget to grab the badge and to join the tribe!


 

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Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones is a multi-tasking WAHM. She's mom to rambunctious special needs twins, wife to a talented music man and pillow to a super affectionate doxie. She spends her days marketing, blogging, homeschooling and teaching English online. And spends her weekend splashing through rivers, strolling on beaches and trekking through forests.

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  1. My ASD kid, who used to melt down whenever I asked him to write, is making a book for someone, all on his own.

    1. I love this! Goes to show that ASD children sometimes just need their own time! And their own motivation. ❤️

  2. […] This photo was taken on one of our little homeschool adventures recently. We spent the day going to the beach, walking along the lake and hiking in the forest. It was at the tail-end of a long phase of fear that both the boys were experiencing. But as with everything we do in homeschooling, this was a learning opportunity. The boys managed to pass through a fearful period because we gently pushed them. Homeschool had once again given us the time to work on such challenges. […]

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