But despite the lack of support, the mother of four was determined to educate her children at home. Doing so has allowed her to reconnect with her kids and to teach them according to their needs.
When her first-grader didn’t show any interest in learning to read on his own, Marta and her husband did a lot of research and discovered that the hemispheres in his young brain were not making the cross-over connections needed for decoding to happen. Strange as it may seem, they bought a trampoline, signed him up for gymnastics, and stopped most formal schooling. Within weeks, her son was reading on his own.