Ok, so for today on #100DaysofHomeEd I have something abit different; I asked a selection of home educators (all with SEND children) what their favourite thing is about home educating. Here are the answers…
Sharon – Incidental learning is so much more enjoyable because it is fun to learn . Wish I had taken this path a long time ago.
Lyndsey – Hearing my son giggle, watching him smile and be proud of himself.
Karen – The empowerment!!!! Knowing that you don’t have to listen to a bunch of people who mostly don’t seem to give two hoots about your child and at times don’t even seem to know who they are talking about!!! It did me the world of good knowing I could make my own decisions based on what I thought was best for my child… but more than that, it has left them with the underlying knowledge that they can confide in me and I will listen to them and I will trust them… and I will NOT send them somewhere that makes them unhappy.
Samantha – Flexibility!
Christine – Sharing the good times of childhood.
Sally – I get to watch her face when she makes a connection or a discovery, not someone else who may or may not notice and it won’t be precious to them.
Josie – Not having to (try to) dress my son every morning and attempt to get him to school (which would never happen!)
Samantha – Not have the trigger points of bed time and get up time. Also I love how his natural curiosity means he is learning about so many different things.
Jo and Alma – Freedom!!!!
My answer – The freedom and flexibility that home ed allows; being able to go with the flow and adapt to her needs makes all the difference.
Thank you everyone for taking part!