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  1. I love your story here! It’s beautiful to hear the outcome of your experimenting, but most of all, your willingness to adapt your son’s education to his needs is quite honorable and praiseworthy! This is the joy and privilege of homeschooling! Way to GO! So much goodness here. Thank you for sharing!

  2. This is a big help! I teared up reading this because it is exactly what I needed right now. We started homeschooling this summer after three years of my son complaining that traditional school was easy and boring. It was a battle to get him to school each day. Now he hates homeschooling because he misses his friends at school (which I knew would happen). We’ve had a few talks already about what we could change and I was shocked when he said he’d like to do school in coffee shops! We tried this and it was amazing how independently he worked. Another change he wanted was no worksheets. He said he’d rather do more research projects. I was blown away that an 8 year old wanted to do research! I’m working on meeting other homeschool families for my son to make homeschool friends that we can have “recess” with as that is the biggest thing he misses – recess with friends.

    I’ve also noticed that if I spend 30 minutes playing video games with him before we start school he has a better attitude for the rest of the day.

  3. Hi Trena! LOL! I loved you Paul Harvey reference. 🙂 Yep, I will be sharing part 2 soon! 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing and being “real”. It is tough to recognize that ultimately, “we cannot change our kids” but we have to “give it to God”. I hope you share the next part next week. I want to hear the “rest of the story…” (okay, did I just date myself with that reference to Paul Harvey). Looking forward to your post next week at #What to Read Wednesday.

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