Who am I?
My name is Lee-Anne. I am a homeschool mom to two children and, together with my husband, have been homeschooling for seven years.
If you can think of a situation, I have probably been there, done that, and run out of cupboard space for all the t-shirts I have collected. My one child is exceptionally strong-willed and is a visual special-needs learner. The other has no patience with things he doesn’t immediately know. They are worlds apart in their learning styles and yet – somehow – we have managed to exist in some sort of cohesive bubble. And not just exist, but flourish.
Oh, we have tried so many things: box curriculums, eclectic approaches, and everything in between. We have also tried bribery, begging, and threats. We played a lot and tested a lot before we found an approach that fits our unconventional and often chaotic situation. Most importantly, we learned that – as our children grow and evolve – so does their learning. Something that worked then may not work now, and something that works now may not work later.
So how can I help you?
My goal isn’t to point you in a particular direction, or to dictate what you should do. Each family is different, and within that unit are wildly different personalities. YOU know your children best, and each family finds their own path.
What I can do is show you how to navigate your path, or even FIND your path. I can offer you an educated ear, provide advice, and open you up to options that you may not have realised even existed.
For example, and practically speaking, I can point you towards having your children’s learning styles assessed. Then we can look at which options are best for you, in terms of that, and how you could approach your day. If we don’t go the assessment route, it doesn’t matter. There are many ways to mix and match and I walk that path with you, acting as both a guide and a shoulder to cry on, which so many need in the early days.
I wish I had had one of those!
The main thing to understand is that you are not alone. There is a world of support out there from people – like me – who have navigated much of the minefield and come out the other side. Not unscathed, but alive, flourishing, and ready to take on the next day and what it has to throw at us.
The question is: how can I help today?