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Celebrate Growth in Your Homeschool, Not Perfection

August 22, 2023
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Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Sonya Shafer. Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method. She has been on an adventure for over 20 years studying, researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle and effective methods of education. Sonya has a special place in her heart for homeschooling parents with special needs children. Her youngest daughter has autism and pervasive developmental delays. Now an adult, her daughter still enjoys their daily homeschool sessions. Sonya shared on how to "Celebrate Growth in Your Homeschool, not Perfection" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit

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Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a physicist turned home educator who left a lucrative career in the medical device industry to teach the struggling learners in her own home.

Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017 after working in the special education homeschooling industry for over a decade and now she and her team empower families across the globe to homeschool students with diverse learning needs.

She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader. Peggy is also a professional aerial silks performer and instructor. In her free time, Peggy enjoys vegan/gluten-free cooking, paddle boarding, hiking and reading. She and her husband Doug live in League City, TX, and after 19 years of homeschooling have now graduated all three of their children from their home school.

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