I’m not teaching them a curriculum. I molding them (by the grace of God) into people who love to learn, who love goodness, truth, and beauty, who know how to think for themselves and solve problems… and I’m molding them into people who will one day be my very best friends.
What do I wish I had known when we first began? How quickly the years would fly by! That each child would have a different learning style, strengths, and weaknesses. That progress is SO much more important than perfection.
When we first started out, I wish I had listened to those that blazed this trail before me. I was constantly hearing, "Trust your instincts. You know your child better than anyone else ever will, listen to them, follow their lead." They were absolutely right. Children are naturally hungry for knowledge, and it doesn't have to fit inside the pages of a textbook.
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I don’t wish for anything to have unfolded any differently. I have spent the past six years carving out the life I live now. Whew, with lots of sleepless nights, lol. Homeschooling for us has been a process not a destination
Wash those dishes. No, for real. Three meals a day at home, plus snack time means there is always dishes and she's probably tired of it. What's that? She uses paper plates you say? Well someone has to scrub those pots and pans.
I’m continually learning new strategies for handling the emotions of my children. They’re tiny people filled with adult-sized feelings. They overflow and overwhelm their small hearts and minds. If you feel like you’re failing as a parent because you’re constantly messing up just know I’m right there beside you. I’m waving a white flag while downing dark chocolate. It’s hard, and even harder when deep emotion isn’t second nature.
Saturday night there were six "big kids" in my house... by big I mean over the age of three and my eight-year-old was the oldest.
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We cannot praise Moses for saying "LET MY PEOPLE GO!" only to continue not to support the black community trying to be freed from stereotypes and oppression.