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28. "We've had a really hard year"
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Not sure if you've seen my other posts, but long and short of it is my son got diagnosed with some shit putting us in a two to three year recovery period. The first nine months were complete shit.

I think about it in the context of this post because as a homeschooler it's not something we were prepared for. You know how you think you're prepared for emergencies and in the heat of it some of that preparation leaps through, but then you realize you're going to be on alert for two to three years at least.

We still haven't completely fallen back into routine but the nature of things would have been diruptive homeschooled or not. We spent months traveling state to tstate for doctors and shit. we've had a lot of support from other homschoolers. Significantly it brought us much closer with one of the black families which has been quite helpful.

But I think one of the most important and reaffirming things I've seen has been my eldest daughter through it all. She is the oldest and most adjusted but also entering *those* years so i know she's been going through a lot. But her own homeschool practice has flourished insanely.

She has it in herself to have an interest and take it on beyond expectations. From reading, to coding, to writing fiction, to embroidery, to musical drama, to science experiments... She's just eating it all up. In some regards I know its an escape and emotionally the mrs. and i are doing what we can to help her work through that. But just the ability to do it, to go for what she wants and needs,thirsting to know more, that's why we do this thing.

My son has benefitted in some ways as well, but it's also crazy because of drug side effects and a bunch of other shit. It's a lot of responsibility on our part the helping him through this period of his life while encouraging the skills he will need going into the next. It's one of those stories you read in someone's biography later on - 'i got really sic when i was young' and then they go on to do great things. But they never get over those years. Man, it's rough.

My youngest though, she's a trip. She's been holding us all together. With two older siblings she just gets everything earlier, so now having just turned three she's officially become the boss. Really can't wait to see all she grows into.

Big PEMFin H & z's
"I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1 thing, a musician." � Miles

"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."


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article on black homeschoolers (SWIPE) + axe me questions [View all] , poetx, Wed Feb-18-15 03:08 PM
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Where do they play ball? Seems like you mentioned having a kid
Feb 18th 2015
In my school district, homeschooled kids can play for the local school
Feb 18th 2015
Damn, I guess that's one big drawback. But at least she don't have to
Feb 18th 2015
It was bad enough that she stopped going.
Feb 18th 2015
      that's messed up. i'm sorry to hear about that.
Feb 18th 2015
that's the so-called 'Tebow Rule'. (even though it predates him)
Feb 18th 2015
      Jason Taylor was Homeschooled
Feb 25th 2015
there are entire homeschool conferences and leagues.
Feb 18th 2015
links to good curriculum for a preschooler?
Feb 18th 2015
don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 18th 2015
      RE: don't have links but offhand, there were two go-to reading
Feb 25th 2015
Who does the teaching?
Feb 18th 2015
This is what I've always wondered about.
Feb 18th 2015
measure thrice, cut once. (in other words be very careful
Feb 18th 2015
in our family, my wife, predominantly.
Feb 18th 2015
      Thanks, bruh.
Feb 18th 2015
           lmao. you know, we've had folks ask us to homeschool they
Feb 18th 2015
bookmarking article for later! always thinking of homeschooling
Feb 18th 2015
where are you? (what state?)
Feb 18th 2015
      i'm in NY state/NYC
Feb 18th 2015
           their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 18th 2015
                RE: their laws are kinda strict, but it looks doable.
Feb 25th 2015
Another question. What's up with grades?
Feb 18th 2015
absolutely. not really different from public or private school.
Feb 18th 2015
      Interesting. I appreciate the info
Feb 18th 2015
up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015
RE: up. in case anyone's still interested.
Feb 25th 2015

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