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September 30, 2006

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~~~Tammi~~~

I'm cracking up - I only saw the title on my blog notifier and the answer is simple in my world of birthing women - you just follow your body - you just know.

And then I read your post.

I still do just that, when it comes to homeschooling - follow my instincts. Submit to the Universe, be one with Truth, and then I already know the answer. We are wiser than we often give ourselves credit for. :-)

Lilsmom2001

When I saw the title I was reminded of the time when my son was 7. He could swim and wanted to go off the diving board into the deep water. He would go out on the board, get nervous and get back off. This annoyed the people in line for the board. I tried diving in and coaxing him to join me. He still couldn't bring himself to do it. So I waited until the lifeguard wasn't watching and pushed him into the deep end. He promptly swam to the side and headed for the diving board and it was over an hour of jumping off the diving board before I could get him back to the shallow end of the pool to see what dad and little sister were doing. I know there were people who thought I was awful when I told them of my pushing him, but sometimes many of us need a push, be it physical, or emotional support to try something new.

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