Sometimes encouragement comes in the strangest ways. Last week, I was encouraged while at the craft store. I was trying to apply for a teacher discount that had been advertised, which in turn led to a discussion, between myself and 3 women I did not know, about homeschooling. They were all so positive! I have never had a complete stranger tell me something positive about homeschooling. Usually, I get the polite, tight smile or the nervous looks. Not this day! When I mentioned my son has "special needs", they were even more enthusiastic in telling me what a great decision I had made to homeschool my kids.
After all the negative reactions I've gotten, this was truly refreshing. Not that every reaction I've heard has been anti-homeschooling, but every negative reaction feels like 5 (if you know what I mean) especially when choosing to home educate is only one of a list of highly stressful things you're dealing with.
Anyway, I got my teacher discount and I was encouraged all at the same time!
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