Wednesday, December 8, 2010
WFMW: Call in the Reinforcements
I had the awesome joy of having two teenage daughters and a toddler at the same time. It was...an interesting time.
We have three daughters and each one is very, very unique (I wish there was an "understatement" font)! I can barely keep up. I am sometimes overwhelmed with my inexperience at homeschooling, with parenting...with life.
In those moments when I'm certain I can't cope with 3rd grade homeschooling, one of those unique big sisters scoops up my mess and takes over. They teach her things that I never would have thought about. They have embraced this home learning thing to its fullest.
T is learning German courtesy of her oldest sister (yes, that's our All About Spelling board that we love). She can now count and ask a few basic phrases.
It is nicer that they have enough pity on me to take over when it's obvious I am in need of reinforcements.
I highly recommend having older kids around to help with your younger ones. Or at least some friends to take over some homeschooling when you have reached your limit. In my experience, taking breaks is highly productive (or at least that's what I tell myself!).
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Posted by Melanie at 9:46 AM