Meet guest blogger Julie Worthy. Julie, who homeschools her four children, has already put three of her children through LearningRx brain training (with plans for number four!). In this post, Julie tells the story of another homeschooling mom she met at the LearningRx Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
After successfully homeschooling her daughter from kindergarten through ninth grade, Elizabeth discovered that her daughter was struggling with her schoolwork. It was the first time ever!
It seems a common thread among homeschool moms to question our decisions when we hit a bump in the road. The questions buzz like a swarm of bees. “Did I do something wrong?” “If she were in public school would she be struggling like this?” “Did I choose the appropriate curriculum?”
I think, for most homeschool moms, our default mode is to question ourselves when we stumble. However, looking back on my own homeschooling adventure I believe there is always a purpose in the stumbling.
Elizabeth began to search online for answers. That’s where she learned about one-on-one brain training at LearningRx. When I met Elizabeth at the LearningRx Center in Jacksonville, FL I was touched by her story. Many people have never even heard of brain training, but Elizabeth could see right away that it held the solution to whatever her daughter was facing.
I had the privilege of meeting Elizabeth on her first day at the center. Her daughter was shy and a bit nervous as they waited for their trainer. I encouraged them both by sharing that one of my children had been skeptical about brain training as well. All it took was one day of training, however, and he loved it!
Toward the end of that same week I met Elizabeth in the lobby once again. I asked how the week had gone. She told me her daughter enjoyed it and was excited to return. When Elizabeth had realized her daughter was struggling, she was naturally concerned. Now—just a few weeks later—this mom was filled with hope and anticipation. In fact, as we talked, she was smiling as she popped a Hershey’s Kiss into her mouth.
Now that’s happiness!!