Hi everyone! My name is Selena and I’m thrilled to be writing for The Homeschool Post! I blog about our family’s homeschooling adventures at Look! We’re Learning! every week, and I hope you enjoy reading what I share here with you all.
As you can see from the pictures, my husband and I have four children: Tigger (age 9), Pooh (age 6), Roo (age 5), and Piglet (age 1 1/2). Both my husband and I have A.D.D. and Pooh appears to have it as well. Tigger and Roo both have A.D.H.D. and Sensory Processing Disorder. We’re not sure about Piglet yet, but her tendencies and disposition are very similar to her siblings, so who knows? No one in our family is on medication, so our daily life is pretty interesting!
So far, we’ve found that homeschooling is the best option for both us and our kids. There is no way that Tigger would sit still in a classroom all day without needing medication. We’re not necessarily against medication, but we’re trying our best to find ways NOT to use it, if we can. And homeschooling makes that possible for us!
I should also add that I’m a homeschooling graduate myself. I went to public school through fifth grade, then schooled at home until college. Before I had kids, I worked as a tax accountant, so it IS possible to go to college and start a career after homeschool!
Our homeschooling style is definitely eclectic. I like to use elements of the Charlotte Mason philosophy, but I also use workbooks, videos, and unit studies quite a lot. We attend an American Sign Language congregation, so everyone in the family signs (even Piglet!), but we’re also learning Spanish and French together. Recently, we’ve begun incorporating more science activities, particularly in STEM subjects, so that we can help our kids learn skills they’ll need in the changing economy.
And that’s pretty much all you need to know about me! I’m looking forward to sharing articles about homeschooling with ADHD, unit studies, and homeschooling support with you!