Special Needs Homeschooling
A Thousand Simple Kindnesses
Leave some time for joy—it might be the best investment you ever make.
As my husband and I have homeschooled our beloved children with special needs, we have had our hearts re-freshed;by;a;thousand;simple;kindnesses.
birth, who are both gifted and delightful, and three through adoption, all of
with adoptions, communication difficulties, developmental disabilities, and
we are tired and stressed, as is bound to
happen occasionally on this path. We
have also been awed and humbled as we
have found God to be ever faithful and
ever loving. Friends, family members,
our church, medical staff, and sometimes
even strangers have come alongside to
whom;you;would;like;to;help;and;en-courage, but you’re not sure where to
huge impact in someone’s life! Here are a
Often the most immediate and the easi-
met than emotional or spiritual needs.
Especially during emergency periods,
immediate crises, it’s a safe bet to start
• Listen, listen, listen! Most families
have learned many creative ways to
deal with their child’s special needs.
stand how best to help.
• It’s the old standby, to be sure, but
bringing a meal in the midst of a crisis
kids, water their plants, feed the dog,
wash the car, mow the lawn, repair
or whatever seems appropriate to the
understand the unique issues the fam-ily;is;facing.
circumstance. Don’t underestimate the
value of doing something simple that
takes a burden off their shoulders!