I never thought I would home school. I always thought that once the kids went to school I would go back to work but my daughter needed me to adapt my ideas so that she could thrive and I believe if you have kids you need to do what is best for them. So home education it is, at least for now.
The schools in our area are very good but Pink (my daughter) has sensory processing disorder and a classroom environment is very overwhelming for her. She attended a small lovely playschool for around 18 months with moderate success but she never thrived and that is what I want for me kids. I want them to thrive and be happy. Pink battles with all her senses except for smell. She finds a group of children very noisy and has been known to cover her ears and scream NO loudly or at times she will just “freeze up” and not move. At home she gets to learn in a quiet room. She is allowed to ask for “quiet days at home” which means we do not leave the house and she gets to unwind. On these days she normally finishes her daily school work and a number of art projects and then will ask for more school work.
Some days we seem to get it right and other days I doubt why we are doing this but when I talk to Pink and listen to what she has to say I know that for her this is the right path.