Friday, March 26, 2010

Educational Goals for the Whole Child

The Whole Child

Have you ever just sat and gazed at your child, wondering: Who is this person? What is she feeling? What is he thinking? What moves her? What does he aspire to be?

After researching, dreaming, and planning my children’s education even before they were born, I have found it to be a fundamental shift in my parenting life as I realize that their education isn’t about me.

The boys I am raising and teaching are individual people. Children who have their own thoughts and desires.

These children in our care will become adults with their own lives.



I'm over at Simple Homeschool, today. Head on over to read the rest.

6 comments:

Beth said...

What a great reminder! And, a sweet picture to go with it. :)

~beautyandjoy~ said...

Going over there - already nodding my head vigorously!

Renee said...

Heidi,
I loved your article! I have many of the same goals. What a joy!

Barb said...

spreading your wings! can you be my teacher? and my kids teacher?

carole said...

I *love* this picture of you two.
It makes my mother's heart stop and think those same questions about my older 2. Sometimes when I go in their rooms at night, after they've fallen asleep, I think, "who is this little boy growing into? do I really know him?"
~sigh~

Anonymous said...

Really special picture of you two, love it. Grandma