Homeschooling is an arduous and rewarding option. When you adopt kiddos from hard places, there are many benefits to choosing homeschooling. In this episode of the podcast, Kathleen and her husband Jerry talk about the benefits and challenges of homeschooling adopted children. Some are intertwined, you must face the challenge to reap the reward.
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Here are just some of the topics discussed:
- There is often a language barrier. This can be cultural or literal. Probably both.
- Homeschooling allows a child to acclimate to a home and feel secure.
- School wasn’t the child’s original focus, survival was.
- The child may have missed lots of school and need extra help.
- The inability to keep up in class reinforces the lie the child may believe-I’m not smart.
- Being at home with Mom/Dad helps them regulate.
- The child may need one on one teaching.
- You can teach to their bent.
- In the home you have the freedom to get up and exercise frequently.
- A child from a hard place has an emotional age that is half their physical age.
- When the gap between the child and their peers widens, the child feels more frustration and may want to give up. When homeschooling, you are able to teach to the stage and not the age. This decreases the stress on the child to keep up with his peers.