I’m back from Seattle where we had a great time visiting Sweet Pea and then a good therapy appointment. I am so proud of Dimples for the hard work she did, but Deborah and I agreed that a month is far too long to go between appointments. I hope to consistently take Dimples every other Monday until the snow hits Snoqualmie Pass; then we’ll probably have to cut back to once a month when Russ can travel with us.
It is always challenging to jump into the week when I am one day behind. This morning I got the laundry going, dinner in the Slow Cooker (soup), and the house headed toward tidiness. We’ve also gotten a decent amount of schoolwork done. After lunch we took a walk on our new path through the pasture. Russ mowed a track for us to walk and run on and I am so excited to enjoy it with the kids. Eby and Little Man had fun picking apples off the wild trees at the bottom of the pasture. The apples are a little small, but they have a nice flavor.
Today is Tuesday, which means we have a Tuesday Topic to explore. This week’s question is:
How old were your internationally adopted children when they came home? We are a homeschooling family, so when our kids come home, they’ll have lots of time to get adjusted. But what did you do with them when they first got home as far as “schooling”? How much down time did you give them to adjust before you started with the learning of things like letters, sounds, all kinds of direct teaching? I’m just wondering if too much too fast causing them to shut down with overload?
This is a great question and I would love to see answers from people who have chosen all sorts of different educational options for their children. I will post your responses at the end of the week, so feel free to jump in anytime. Don’t be shy – your contributions make Tuesday Topics interesting. Please email your responses to me, or post them in the comments section.
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