Light Your Child's Fire for Learning - Homie Hug #3
As we get into the swing of homeschooling, here's a reminder so you're not too hard on yourself:
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- William Butler Yeates
We all chose home education for varied reasons. Maybe one of your primary reasons, like mine, is to adequately prepare your children for a fulfilling future where their possibilities are limitless.
If so, I would encourage you to get rid of the pail and instead focus on the many different ways you could light a fire in them that burns ever brighter into the future.
Isn't it comforting to know there is no bucket you need to fill by a set time?
For me it is. 🙌
Let's go forth into this next week thinking of ways in which we can light that fire for our dear children.
One for the 💗
Let go of the need to fill your child's "bucket" and embrace the grace to simply light their fire.
One for the ✍🏼
Use this activity to find out what excites your child most when it comes to learning. Immediate results help you stir their love for learning.
One for the 🤔
Last week we encouraged you to think about ways you could make 'school' less stressful. Did you come up with any? Here's one winning recommendation we received: find a different name for 'schoolwork.' Children, especially those coming from a traditional school setting, have learned to associate 'school' with something boring, tedious, and obligatory. Is there a different word you could use that will get them excited about learning?
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Other Expert Resources & Support
Intimate Homeschool Parent Support Groups:
This past week, we kicked off our intimate homeschool parent support groups (HSG's). 🎊
HSG's are for parents who not only want socialization, but also crave support and accountability for their homeschool journey. They are intentionally small and consistent (you meet with the same parents every week, online) - to foster true connection.
Interested in joining an HSG? Let us know your interest and availability here.
Free Homeschooling Workshops:
Come join us for any of our upcoming workshops happening every other Thursday:
Oct 21: Find the Right Community & Support
Nov 04: Homeschool Co-ops - What, When, Why, Where & How
Nov 18: Hidden Heroes - Celebrating Homeschool Dads
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Finally, feel free to catch up on our Intentional Homeschooling workshop replays with Clarissa, Beth, Keely, Marie, and Laura and all the other homeschool parents who are lighting the path for those seeking guidance*.*
Big Group Hug, 🤗