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2/2/12 9:36 A

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Birgit,
When we start he'll be five. My husband and I are both ADHD and we thought more structure would be good for me and Remy. In Alabama the only homeschool requirement is to sign up under a church school and here we are called church schoolers (love it!). Then the state leaves us alone, there aren't any requirements. It's great!
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Hi Dawn~
Congratulations on starting homeschooling in August. I can feel your excitement. And I'm excited for you and Remy. emoticon

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Hi Dawn,
great that you are planning on homeschooling. I'm a little confused because you say you will be starting kindergarten. Are you saying you are planning to use a kindergarten curriculum for a 4-year-old? I would highly recommend against using any curriculum for any child until they are at least 8. I have been homeschooling my daughter and we are only starting to use a curriculum, and only for math, sciences now that she is 14. Simply spend lots of time with your son doing anything with him that interests him. Expose him to lots of different things and he'll learn so much easier. I have a degree in education and the most important thing I've learned is that every person learns differently and at a different time. Learning what motivates and interests your son is the most important thing you can learn and the best way you can learn that is by observing him when he plays. Also, make sure that you separate your wishes for what you would like him to do (which every parent has) from what he is naturally gifted at.
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Hi there!
My name is Dawn and I am mom to Remy who is 4 years old. We are going to start kindergarten this August - yeah! We decided to homeschool because our school system is awful. They are so far behind that they cut RECESS of all things! Also my husband and I don't feel that children get to be children any more, so we're going to make sure our son gets plenty of play time during the day.

I am also in school full time, I'm transferring to Liberty University online, my first class starts March 19th. I'm majoring in Education because I feel it will help me be a better teacher to my son.

In Christ,
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