This week, I'm sharing some stories about the love we have for our children. Even though that love brings us great joy, it can sometimes make our hearts ache. Or the joy of parenting can become buried under a heap of tiredness. I hope you enjoy these love and a mother's heart stories:
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This is a special holiday episode. (My husband Andy is home for a couple of weeks because it's the school holidays.)
This week, I tell a few family stories.
- Locked Out, Locked In and Lies
- Andy Elvis Presley
- There's a Dead Body Near Our Running Track
- A Doctor's Waiting Room Education
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This week, I discuss the following questions:
- Are we reluctant to try new things because we fear we might fail?
- Why do we fear failure when we know we learn from our mistakes?
- How can we encourage our kids to give new things a go?
- How do we react when they do make mistakes?
- And are some people afraid to try unschooling?
I also share some stories and a few resources.
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This week, I ask:
- How do we respond to the critical comments of other people?
- Do our fears about unschooling increase when we are faced with negative opinions? How do we deal with that?
- Are communication skills important? How can we pass on good skills to our kids?
- Is it really possible for an unschooled child to direct her own learning?
- Do a parent's words and fears affect a child?
- How can we encourage a child to write? Would free-writing help a reluctant writer?
- Can a visit to the doctor be recorded as real life maths?
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