I taught school for 21 years. Now I am homeschooling my Down Syndrome child.-She is 17.
I really like it because it is much less stress. I get to develop a relationship with my child that I could never have had, her being in school. We have religion all day in our lives..
It has been a challenge taking over 24/7. I have had to get the discipline in order before I could really work with her...I have done a lot of reading on how to educate a Down Syndrome child..I can give her SO much more than the school ever could...We have established everyday routines so she knows what to expect...There are so many opportunities in the home to make lessons real and I take advantage of my kitchen, my backyard, other places outside the home .
I have some freedom because I do not have to subscribe to a regular curriculum.
The one on one is fantastic!!!...However you have to be disciplined and always have a Plan B in mind . Good luck!!!!
at 11:34 PM on Mar. 15, 2011