The often clichéd “my child is my teacher” phrase gets applauded but doesn’t always get the recognition it truly deserves.
My son hasn’t only taught me about disabilities, and he hasn’t merely opened my eyes to a community in which I once knew nothing.
He has taught me how to create a meaningful, enriched life.
He has taught me that learning naturally happens if we remove troubling obstacles like the limiting beliefs about his ability to learn rather than piling on disjointed busy work.
He has taught me that I can trust where he is at and then provide additional opportunities accordingly.
My son has also taught me that when I don’t immediately supply him with what he needs and desires, he will seek it in his environment, and then find a way to make it clear to me—if only I listen.
These subtle nuances are often missed in classrooms even among the most qualified teachers because it’s not humanly possible to tune into each child with such precision.
This ongoing communication between child and parent is what makes homeschooling an exceptional avenue to learning.