Tuesday, May 7, 2013

if you need homeschooling inspiration....

"I figured out that in doing this homeschool thing, and doing it the way that we do it, it’s not my voice that predominates.  It’s theirs.  I’m here.  I’m the authority, I yell random threats and have the power to dispense or withhold  Screen Time,  but more than that, I’m the facilitator – and oh, it makes me laugh to say that, considering how much contempt I’ve heaped upon the word “facilitator” over the years, but there it is.
 I’ve learned that as a homeschooling parent, my job is not to dominate.  My job is to point.  To turn my back on the ghosts,  say what I have to say,  and then to shut up… and point."

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