Today I'm linking up with Sarah at Emerging Mummy for the Practices of Parenting Carnival. Click on over and check it out.
I never intended to homeschool my Agents. At one point I even mocked the whole idea of education at home. Now, however, it has become—in five short months—simply a way of doing things around here. I cannot imagine not doing it.
We're approaching our homeschooling differently this year. Back in September I had grandiose plans of how it would go down: routines, lessons, goals. Oh my! This worked okay for the first few months. Then I just thought one day: What if I let it all go?
What if I started focusing on making better use of
our my time instead of specific schedules? What if I stopped worrying about what I could teach her, and concentrated on what excited her about learning? What if I let go of my expectations and let E take the lead?
|Sometimes we climb in a box and|
pretend it's a pirate ship
Anyway, I came to this conclusion: I would much rather have her "studying" naturally on her own because she wants to than have her compliantly "doing school" with me because I've
forced asked her to.
And I think it will be okay for a while. You know, until she's six.
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.