Posts tagged on homeschooling
Nurturing our child’s spirit

I’ve been realizing I want to give myself more time and space for my thoughts recently so I decided I would do a bit of freewriting yesterday morning and see where that took me. We are discussing nurturing your child’s spirit this week in the Homeschool Alliance which felt like a good place to start. It’s one of the superpowers in The Brave Learner and if I’m honest, it’s one of my favorites (though I do have to admit, I have several favorites.)

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On "Giving In" to Our Children

Doing my best to stay on his side whenever possible and giving him the space to learn how to work through his strong feelings has made my relationship with him stronger and much more enjoyable on the whole for me. I just don't have it in me to "be the parent" in the traditional sense. All I could do was to strive to have as authentic a relationship with him as I could and trust that he did have real, valid-for-him reasons for his actions. The more that I could try to understand where he was coming from, the more that we could work together. 

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In Support of Relationship-based Parenting

Jason has just turned 18 (yes, really!) and I am finding that I am falling into that cliche of looking back on our lives together and seeing how far we have come. How I have evolved as a parent. How he has evolved as a person. How those oh so many leaps of faith I took over the years have played out.

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