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Welcome to the forums, Gwen! And, thanks for your post. The one thing I have going for me is that homeschooling is not new to me. Having to provide partial support for my family is the new element and complication.
I have given notice at my part time job. My last day is May 29th so I will have the summer to spend with the kids and other family. And, time to get things figured out. I plan to go back to substitute teaching and freelance writing. I am mostly concerned about my 11 year old. Little Mr. Einstein has a lot of trouble at school. The kids don't understand him....his use of language is very sophisticated and way beyond them. The teachers don't have the time to costantly challenge him....and most of them don't "get" him either. He doesn't have the maturity or experience to dumb it down for anyone. And, he has ADHD....the type where he needs constant intellectual stimulation or he starts looking for ways to find the situation more interesting. That's the psychologist's take. The man told me homeschooling could be the best thing for my son but he's worried I won't be able to stay ahead of him. I think I can if I'm not distracted by the necessity to earn an income! And so, the dilemma.
God has always provided. And, always in the nick of time. I really shouldn't worry about it.