It was exactly two years ago today that I got the call to say we had been approved to homeschool.
It was one of the best days ever and we were so excited.
So much has happened in the past two years and we have had some amazing adventures.
Sophia is back to herself, she is confident, happy and curious for knowledge.
She rarely has anxiety and her art has flourished along with her YouTube channel.
She is doing great with her studies and is happy to do the work as she knows it is work first and computer after.
She has discovered that she loves baking, swimming, reading, making art and videos and going on adventures. She has even discovered she enjoys listening to music!
She has learned how to self-regulate and does so well most of the time, it can be harder when it is sensory related. She has also learned to think of another’s point of view, and to be a good citizen and care about the community.
We are still working on dealing with disappointment and conversation cues, but there has been a huge improvement.
She is talking to people more, especially clerks in stores and she feels pride when she has spoken to them, always ending with “have a nice day.” which she says makes her feel good.
Overall, in the past two years we have achieved all that we have set out to do with her. We wanted to bring her back to knowing herself, and to be in control of herself through the confidence that knowing who she is allows.
She may do a school trial this year for 20 days, she has been talking about it but then decides she doesn’t want to. This is her decision and we will respect what she wants, as long as she is not in danger of receding in all the work we have accomplished.
A huge thank you to all of our friends and family for your support and to our local community of Homeschoolers for always being open, accepting and planning great adventures.
Especially I am grateful to my husband, our sons and Mam Bear for always being so supportive, you make everything so much more fun.
Love from Sophia and I.