Having ten years of teaching experience in a public school system, one year in private, I get this question a lot. (two words btw) My answer may surprise you…
The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer. Only a question. The golden question is, drumroll…. WHY?? WHY?? WHY??
Why Home School? Why choose private?? You get to Listen Below…
(My very first pod-cast. Third take. Apparently I like to say ummm ummm & you know, a lot. Bear with me. Third time is a charm.)
As always, in keeping up with teaching code——
Three Golden Nuggets to walk away with.
1. Let your children ask “why” and question things, all things. Why? (pun intended) because they will learn to think for themselves and to research. A long lost skill in my opinion. These are much needed attributes to survive in this CraZy World. Will your child think as Schindler or as Hitler’s Army? In fact, I plea with you to encourage questioning.
2. DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT instill FEAR within your child because you are the one FEARFUL.
We are all scared. Period. FEAR- False Evidence Appearing Real
The Ultimate Goal? To push through the FEAR. To put your big girl panties on and deal with it.
To survive. To thrive. To never let ’em see ya sweat. My children all think I’m a bad-ass. Please don’t tell them differently; they feel safe. Fight. Don’t Flee. Be Certain. Certainty Sells. The biggest gift you can give your child is the gift of CERTAINTY. With certainty, comes self-esteem.
3. Children will ALWAYS mimic what they SEE. Not what they HEAR. I’m sorry. True Story.
Instead of talking about God. Exude Godly actions with others. etc.
Don’t get nervous when and if your child questions your religious beliefs. Trust me, they will.
Let them search for the truth. The truth will set you free.
Don’t believe me? Google CS Lewis. His story is amazing. He was an atheist. Notice I said was.
Now you get to listen… giggle. and of course,
Live w/ PaSsiOn… jeN