A Passion for Teaching

While living in this new world of Covid19 I found a passion for teaching my children with autism. School started for my girls August 17. Two girls are middle schoolers and one is a high schooler. They attend school online now. It is not working for us as a family. I had a hard time getting all three girls on the school schedule. There are 3 start times that stagger on top of each other. One teacher wants to meet at 8 in the morning. Another teacher wants to meet at 9:30 and the other at 10. Its noted in their schedule that morning work last 15 to 30 minutes. So I’ve had a huge scheduling conflict due to the fact that my girls can not do online work independently.

Speaking of conflicting schedules, I am building my life to care for myself and my family first. I’m managing a new work schedule now that I am assisting my friend with her business. Homelessness, Autism and Kidney Disease have taught my family and I that Health and Wellness is our first priority. Exercise and healthy eating is a class all by itself that I manage for everyone in my family. As the leader in this family I hold that torch and if I backslide or fail to give our health attention my whole family is impacted.

I enjoy teaching my children life skills. I loved it when the girls went to an actual school location. But we were missing attention on what a human must do to prepare for school. It’s great that we can focus on what matters most and make it fun. I get to chart their progress based on their responsibility first.

I’ve made the time to teach my children when I realized school was done for the year in the early spring. I’ve homeschooled my children for the summer since we left New York 8 years ago. I homeschooled out of necessity in the past. My girls don’t want to be idle. With their autism the girls energy can be turned into a mess that they learn from. Now that Covid19 has put me in a position to be the sole provider of their education I’m focused. Homeschooling is a way of life. I’m the teacher and I love it. This is one of the best decisions I’ve made with my life. I get to add my loving touch to enrich my children’s lives. I’m giving them every lesson I can from now on. I discovered a love for teaching my girls and there is no turning back. My involvement with their education is the best its ever been. I’m turning this opportunity into something AUSOME.

Published by ausomeplacetobe

I am one amazing human being named Willa Strong. I actually wrote my first book at 9 years old, it was called "The Kidnap". Now at 40 years my vision to be one of the best writers in the world is being fulfilled with the start of this blog. I am happy to give a voice to my three special children with autism and our family. Their struggles and their success have inspired me to give this life all that I have. Thank you for the support Strong-Walker Tribe. I love you!

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