Thursday, April 25, 2013

Should You Try Homeschooling?

Written by Bec Oakley at

Let’s face it, school can be really tough for many autistic kids and as their parents it can feel like an exhausting never-ending struggle to get them what they need.

If this sounds familiar then at some point you’ve probably wondered whether homeschool might be a better option... and then you hid under the bed because the thought of being wholly responsible for your kids’ education is scary as hell.

So how do you decide whether to take the plunge?

We’re a year into our second shot at homeschooling and it’s made a huge difference in our lives. But the decision to get here was really, really tough and everyone has a different set of factors to take into consideration when deciding whether homeschool is right for them. So my goal here is not to convince you to do it, but rather to give you some things to think about that might help you make the decision either way.
Forget about your skills as a teacher
One of the first things that parents worry about when deciding whether to take their kids out of school is “how will I teach them everything they need to know?” Well relax because this is actually the least important place to start. I could write a whole blog post on this alone, so here's the short version... you don't have to. I'll come back to this at the end.

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