Not all clay and cookies!

thoughts of one mum after a year of# home schooling

home schooling my special needs child

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Looking back on a year of home schooling.

The time has gone quickly, and I feel quite emotional about our son’s proposed  (p/t) reintegration to mainstream in September. I have really valued the quality of time we have spent together: snuggled up reading and giving him some reflexology, hunting for snails as part of a science survey, painting and cooking together! Not having to do the mad dash of school run has been blissful, and not having to negotiate with, and attend constant meetings with teachers and specialists has been like a massive weight off our shoulders.

Our son’s mood quickly settled, and he likes home schooling as much as any kid with aspergers will probably express. We have none of the highs and lows of  conventional school life, the rages about homework and tears before bedtime. He happily engages with all the teachers who work with him at…

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