Hmmm....... let's see if I can explain it better.
I work with special needs children ------ I am a parent of a child with Down Syndrome.
I work in the public school system ------ I homeschool my child.
So, I find as I listen........ I juggle my hats.
Today we seemed to spend a lot of time reviewing research and proving that children learn best in natural environments and if the learning is child directed, interest driven and parent mediated. Hello? ....... that's called homeschooling.
I truly, truly feel privileged be able to homeschool Nevin. We have the freedom to pursue his interests. We can learn in the natural environment. And all learning is parent mediated. And EVERYTHING is individually designed specifically for Nevin.
Not only that, but it's fun! hard work....... but fun! Nevin lives life with gusto, so we homeschool with gusto!