Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2016-2017): We will be using a variety of different curriculum this year, with Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You as our main History, Bible and Literature focus. Our oldest, EL, is in 12th grade this year, but has special learning needs due to autism. JJ is our youngest, an active boy with Tourette Syndrome. He is in the 8th grade.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tourette Syndrome Awareness

In light of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, click below to a recent post on HE HOLDS MY RIGHT HAND to find out more about this disorder. My son, JJ, was diagnosed at the age of 5, and it has caused some challenges in our home school that we have had to work through. For example, learning a new concept in Math causes anxiety and increases his tics. Writing can be difficult when his head and arms are having involuntary movements. Sitting still is often difficult as well. It has not been easy, but we continue to learn as we go, asking the Lord for wisdom and strength.