Learning Together

by Stefani on 5-May-2010

One for all and all for one!

That was the solemn promise of the Three Musketeers.

It’s the unofficial motto of Switzerland.

It is also one of the driving ideals behind many homeschooling families’ decision to learn at home.

Homeschooling is a promise that we, as a family, are in this thing together–all of us championing each individual, and each individual giving his best for the family.

Each day of living and working alongside each other in a home learning environment, our children are learning to empathize, to celebrate the achievements of others, to respectfully disagree, to encourage, sacrifice, and lead. Beyond academics–they are also learning how to be parents, spouses, professionals and citizens.

Let’s face it though, when we are educating children of different ages, personalities, needs and goals, we often find ourselves running in six directions at once–a far cry from the unity-building that we dreamed of.

So how can we honor the individuality of our children and at the same time foster family togetherness?

************** I’m blogging over at Simple Homeschool today, folks. I hope you’ll click on over to join me and continue reading. *********************

Pam K May 5, 2010 at 6:43 am

I love the post. I feel very fortunate to have two sweet boys who share the same bond you speak on. My husband caught a glimpse of them the other day hugging each other as the three of them walked. It makes my heart flutter to know that we are afforded this blessing to homeschool.

Kathy May 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

heading over to read this right now!

Tai May 6, 2010 at 10:50 am

If you don’t mind sharing – I was just curious if you follow a particular homeschool program/method with your boys? We are in the homeschool research phase currently, in preparation for homeschooling our daughter. I have gotten some great info, especially from Simple Homeschool! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful info and posts!

Tai May 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

HA – I answered many of my own questions in my previous comment through a little more research on your blog! Great info and if you have more to share I’m all ears :). Thank you!

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