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I Can’t Save My Siblings

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Eduardo Sánchez   HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Eleanor Skelton’s blog, The Girl Who Once Lived in a Box. It was originally published on Sept. 1st, 2015. by Eleanor Skelton, HA editorial team   Growing up homeschooled means you get a lot more time with your siblings than other kids. As an older sibling,

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I Shall Not Live in Vain: Jael’s Story

“It was not so much homeschooling that traumatized me as much as my mother’s mental illness. This was hidden by homeschooling, and the pain that damaged me came from the constant exposure to her psychiatric illness. I feel like someone roasted me over a fire, leaving me with burns to rest the remainder of my life, and I didn’t even know at the time what fire was.”

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