Advocating for your child...

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Advocating for your child...
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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 8:26am

with or without an IEP.

 


 



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Registered: 10-28-2005
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 9:38am

As a homeschooler, our lines are very open around here. ;-)


But, I can vouch that I've read a LOT of stories where the parents talking with the schools have helped their child a great deal. I hope you'll share your story!

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Mon, 07-27-2009 - 8:00am
Wendy, I'm assuming that you're a part of a homeschooling network -- are there times when you feel a need to ask for additional support or help?

 


 



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Registered: 10-28-2005
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 9:54am
Yep, we belong to a couple different networks. And, yes, we all can use additional support. My favorite support is when we moms get together and just talk about what we're using and if it works for our kids or not. It's always nice to get that "I'm not the only one" feeling. :)

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 07-28-2009 - 8:38am

Wendy, I know you've been homeschooling for a while -- gosh, almost as long as I've known you.

 


 



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Registered: 10-28-2005
Tue, 07-28-2009 - 9:04am

Well, since I have a 10yo, I consider myself a homeschooler for the past 10 years. ;-) I can't believe I have one starting 5th grade this year!


I think homeschooling brings out the sharing mode in most people. I haven't met anyone yet who is unwilling to share what works. Of course, they could be elusive and I just don't run into them anywhere. I've never been one to push my ways on anybody else but if someone asks, I'm glad to share whatever they'd like to know.


It also might depend on their local school district. Some districts frown on homeschooling and try to get you to enroll your child any way they can. My step-mil use to homeschool her two youngest kids and the district would call her up and ask where she lived, they were coming to get the kids! (They lived on board a boat at the time and she sure wasn't going to tell them where the boat was! LOL)


But, if I have a question, any number of my support groups will have answers for me. If I schedule a field trip, it's sure to fill up quickly. :) I'm sure there are some protective groups out there, I just haven't met or dealt with them yet.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 07-28-2009 - 9:33am

Wendy, thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to stop in and share your wisdom