As you may or may not know, I am parent of a child with autism. Our oldest son has high-functioning autism and ADHD. Plus, I know we have lots of Homeschool Parents out there, and also Parents of Kiddos with Autism. I want to share a letter with you. I’ve done something like this before in the past, and with the crazy times we are living in right now, it’s something we all need to hear again, as this unprecedented school year gets ready to start!
It’s something I wrote for all the Homeschool Moms (and Dads) of Kids with Autism out there… and if you are a parent of a kiddo with autism, I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact me via email or leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you
Dear Homeschool Mom (or Dad) of a Child with Autism,
First and foremost, I want you to know that you are doing a GREAT JOB. Has anyone ever told you that before? I want you to never forget this — you are doing a great job. You are an awesome parent.
However, I know you are tired. I know there are many tears, much pain, and many struggles. I know, because I live the autism life too. I feel the fear, the worry, and the looks of other parents who do not know the daily struggles. I know the loneliness you sometimes feel even when you are surrounded by people, and the constant worry for your child’s future and your child’s dreams. Will your child ever have a job? Will they live at home with you? What happens to them after you’re gone? I know the many worries you have!
You’ve made the decision to homeschool your unique child who is a gift from God… a child with many special gifts, and you should be proud of your decision. You are going the extra mile for your child, and remember – you are doing a great job. Please don’t worry about what others think of you. You are doing what you believe is best for your child, and you are awesome. I am so proud of you.
Take each day one day at a time. Pray, pray, and pray some more.
Mom (or Dad) of a Child with Autism — You are doing your best, and yes, that is enough. You are a great parent, and I want you to never forget that!
Much love to you all, from a mom who lives the autism life daily.
Jaime @ Coupons and Freebies Mom
More people than ever are choosing to homeschool my kids than ever right now. Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned homeschooler, plans may have changed some as jobs and financial situations may have changed. So many families, homeschoolers or not, are feeling the strain of the economy’s decline. Maybe you don’t have the funds to get your favorite or usual curriculum this year, or maybe you don’t have the budget to buy any at all. Maybe you are brand new to homeschooling; you’ve decided to take your child’s education into your own hands, to have more control in what and how they’ll learn, and you had to cut back your work hours or quit altogether to do just that.
Well, I’ve teamed up with a great group of homeschool bloggers that would like to help and bless a few homeschool families this year. We wish we could bless more, but we will be able to give THREE families $200 to spend at Rainbow Resource Center to buy curriculum, resources, and supplies for their homeschools.
To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know this is quite a few entries, but each of these bloggers has generously chipped in their own money to make this giveaway possible, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!
Giveaway ends July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm ET. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be a resident of U.S. or Canada to enter. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers (see the Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopter form for the complete list).