We decided to homeschool when we were pregnant with our first child. I had graduated from homeschool at 17, and could appreciate the benefits of home education. Benefits such as children being able to learn at their own pace, using teaching methods tailored to a child’s strengths, and incorporating the foundational truth of scripture into every day learning. What we did not know, was that our decision to homeschool would play a significant role in attachment and bonding, following the adoption of our son.
Our son came home just after his third birthday. He had been previously enrolled in a preschool program, and when he transitioned into our home, his schooling transferred to our local early education center. Because of foster care regulations, it took some time – and convincing - to allow him to do preschool at home.
The game changer, was his preschool teacher supporting our efforts. She, too, had seen his disconnect. Every day, on the way home from school, he would cry and repeatedly ask where the bus driver was taking him. He was desperate to know he was coming back to his family.
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Here you will find the musings of a homeschooling, work from home, adoptive Momma of 7! Adventures in faith, family, adoption, and training up a tribe to follow hard after Jesus are spilled into these posts --- most often written with a cup of coffee in hand. I hope you'll stick around a while and find something - more likely SOMEONE! - that brings you hope!
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