I'm a mom to 12. I birthed all my children. Normally when I meet other large families with all the learning disabilities like mine, the children were adopted. (Don't take this wrong. I love adoption)A lot of the children have problems stemming from a birth mother on drugs/alcohol during pregnancy or physical abuse.i never did any of that. I have several children with learning disabilities.Hannah(14) with dyslexia, Rebekah(12) with severe dyslexia and audio processing. Nehemiah (9) severe verbal apraxia Gideon (8) really severe verbal apraxia.adhd, Severe dyslexia, audio processing and keep the pen out we are still "labeling" him. Titus(7) severe apraxia levi(3) showing all signs of apraxia.
Some days,I'm losing my mind. Everyone needs one on one reading help. Some days, I wonder if I could have done something different to prevent some of this.some days, it feels like I'm getting no where with them and destroying any good relationship between us because of the frustration of " I know you know this! We just memorized it yesterday!" I think I mumble phonic letter sounds in my sleep! There is a big curriculum fair coming up. I so want to go and look at the books. But then it's like BTDT with every curriculum trying to find something that works.im burnt out looking/trying Curriculums. I'm to the point where I want one straight box curriculum for everyone. The famous "if they went to school they would have one curriculum fits all!" But then I realize they would be in special Ed and their teacher would custom their education to fit their needs. Like I need to.you see large families like the Duggars "We use such and such curriculum " me:" Which kid which grade and what subject" the "Erika jumps around curriculum " makes me cringe!!! No! I customized! It's like I have a dozen cookies but not all chocolate chip. I have one of each kind. I feel stretched thin! Some days it's my dh doesn't seem to understand the extent of their learning disabilities.( He's a die hard homeschoolers.) but there is one of me and 12 of them and don't forget therapy appt. Drs dentist sports etc...
Sorry for venting :( hopefully I'm not alone. I'm just hanging on to the very end of my sanity right now. I guess when I decided to homeschool I had a a different picture in my head. Kids eager to learn units studies and crafts. Not phonics everyday, all day for the last 100 years!
( but if you have any curriculum or workbooks,flash cards games etc that really helped you out let me know. I'm going to the curriculum fair)