(and all parents!)
A note from our Director, Diane Geerlinks:
I am passionate about supporting homeschool parents! During my 25 years of homeschooling our own 5 children, I experienced first-hand the strengths and weaknesses of each of our children. I also experienced how challenging homeschooling can be when a child doesn’t ‘catch’ the lessons, even though you have taught it over and over.
During these years, I represented KONOS Character Unit Study Curriculum, led various homeschool groups, taught a variety of homeschool classes, and spoke at numerous homeschool conferences across the country. And all along the way, I had the privilege of meeting hundreds of homeschool parents. Little did I know that this journey was just the beginning of a new adventure for me; an adventure that would have me continue teaching children! Read more about this on my blog post: What Will I Be When I Grow Up?.
I understand, first-hand, the challenges that face homeschool parents. Our youngest son struggled with some aspects of learning, and I had many days that I wanted to give up! When he was in highschool (at home), I trained with National Institute for Learning Development Canada (NILD) and began my journey as an Educational Therapist. This was good for him and it was good for me! You can listen to his story here.
I have since taken many more courses with NILD Canada and I am honoured to share this new-found knowledge with the homeschool community; with you, a homeschool parent. Please take a moment to peruse this website, to learn how we can help your family:
- Why should I have my child tested?
- What kind of resources would be helpful?
- Where do I go to find help to choose curriculum or to create a transcript?
- Are there specific programs that can help my child?
Don’t forget to take advantage of a FREE 30-minute phone consultation.
Check out our Facebook group: Homeschooling Your Unique Learner in Canada