I have nothing against SPED, don’t get me wrong. They are doing great work. But I have this belief that if I wanted Z to be treated and accepted by society, then he needs to be amongst typical kids his age. This way, he will be more aware of his environment and typical kids will be more aware of kids like him. And hopefully, eventually, kids with special needs will be seen as someone not with a disability but with different abilities. And that they also have something to contribute to the community, just like everyone else.
I have always been fascinated by the concept of homeschooling since I was a kid. Some of the kids in church that I played with were homeschoolers and the idea of staying at home and receiving education was considered awesome for someone who had gone to a traditional school. As I grew older, I have seen and learned more about homeschooling that had not only fascinated me but made me want to homeschool my kids in the future. So when I learned that there was a homeschool conference happening, I didn’t hesitate to sign up. So, on October 22, I woke […]
Disclaimer: this is an unsponsored post. Just wanted to share what I learned. 🙂 I was browsing through Facebook a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon a seminar posted by Mothercare Philippines: I was interested to attend as I have been planning to have my son homeschooled, especially when I confirmed that he has Down syndrome. It is not for the reason that I don’t want him to interact to “normal” kids but rather to ensure that his studies will be based on his own learning curve. So when I saw this, the first thing I checked was the schedule. It was […]