Do you feel like an outlier in the homeschool community?
Me, too. Even in a subculture so dedicated to being counter-culture, there’s still so much pressure to conform to certain way of homeschooling. But if you’re homeschooling a quirky or 2E or gifted child, you already know — you’re not likely to fit in to the way everyone else is doing things. You’re bound to turn some heads.
Maybe you’re a classical homeschooler in a sea of unschoolers.
Maybe your quirky child craves workbooks like trees are going out of style, obliterating everything you ever believed about early childhood education.
Maybe you build rhythm and routine into your days, because entire open-ended days just end in meltdowns.
Maybe you believe, like I do, that structured academics and child-led exploration are not mutually exclusive.
Maybe you’re just tired, lonely, and feel like no one else on the planet could possibly understand the crazy life you live. You feel like no one sees the insanity behind the scenes, and no one understands how different, and how exhausting it is to homeschool this tremendously unique child God’s given you.
You are not alone.
Friend, you are not alone.