Q&A with a LIFEPAC Mom
When Jennifer Wilging’s only son Tyler was diagnosed with syringomyelia (sih-ring-go-my-E-lee-uh), a progressive spinal cord disease, she knew there were going to be many changes ahead in their lives. Although Tyler had to give up things he loved like competitive gymnastics and trampolines, Jennifer didn’t know at the time how much they would both learn to love homeschooling.
After her first full year of homeschooling , Jennifer answered five quick questions about their on-the-go lifestyle and what she loved about using Alpha Omega Publications’ LIFEPAC curriculum.
Q: Why did you choose homeschooling?
A: We had no choice but to homeschool him. We had to pull him out of public school in the middle of his 3rd grade because he has a rare spinal disease. AOP’s LIFEPAC curriculum has been a real blessing. When we finally pulled him out, the school was like, “We were wondering when you were going to do that.”
Q: Why did you decide to use Alpha Omega Publications?
A: We wanted to be able to homeschool on the road without missing school. We’re on the road a lot for doctor appointments, and the LIFEPAC worktexts are really easy to just throw in a bag and take with us.
Q: What do you love about LIFEPAC?
A: LIFEPAC is so easy, and you don’t have to worry about anything. The worktexts go in order with how they’re supposed to be taught. You don’t have to piece together a whole curriculum. The progression of learning is really easy and well thought out, especially in math. I would have been lost without it.
Q: Besides curriculum, what other methods of learning do you use?
A: Field trips. When we are out and about, we try to experience everything we can. We do field trips with just us, as well as with other homeschool groups.
Q: What are your favorite LIFEPAC subjects?
A: My son is very good at math, and I also really enjoy LIFEPAC History & Geography. I felt like they didn’t teach any of the material in public school, but LIFEPAC goes into so much detail.
Founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to homeschool families worldwide. AOP follows its mission every day by creating and providing quality Christian educational materials to thousands of students through curriculum, support services, and an accredited online academy. Visit aop.com or call 800-622-3070 to learn more.
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