What a day. My little guy had a tummy ache yesterday, and he was still not feeling well today. He cooperated with his hour of speech therapy and attended his online phonics class, but his tummy was rumbling and grumbling all day. In the past, he has been so sick that even simply sitting up is impossible, let alone attending class.
I hate seeing him suffer. We’ve been dealing with tummy issues for over three years, and I can’t find the solution. Our primary care physician sent us to a gastroenterologist who couldn’t find anything conclusive. It’s not an allergy to dairy or wheat. It’s not necessarily a food sensitivity either, although we don’t know for sure. It could be stress or lack of sleep or nearly any other cause. So we’re back to questioning the cause and working on a solution.
Many families choose to homeschool because of health problems. Food allergies, numerous doctor’s visits, compromised immune systems and other medical issues cause some students to miss days of school at a time. Becoming students at home allows these students to receive a quality education and stay safe. In cases, traditional brick and mortar schools can be death traps for ill or allergic children.
I am an advocate for parents to educate their children as they see fit. Whether they choose traditional options or unschooling, each family holds the responsibility to educate their children. Because of our unique situation, I am grateful for our online school. On days my son feels too ill to do school, we can relax and focus on getting him better. That’s a good school day, in my opinion.