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June 15, 2007

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Elisheva Levin

Wow!

I wish I had read this last fall when I took N. out of school after 6 years of schooling.

I did what you did and hit the ground running. We did school at home up until December. Then we went on break to prepare for his Bar Mitvah. Well that "break" never ended. But in the meantime, N. has found a passion and worked on it--tracking and nature studies.It has little in common with school--either in an institution or at home. But he has changed and matured and is much, much more fun to live with!

Thanks for the wonderful thoughts!

chickadee

loved your wonderful advice. i so understand what you mean about not trusting the boxed curriculum yet not being able to resist it.

SmallWorld

Beautiful post. Deschooling is so incredibly important and so infrequently explained. This is a great article for new homeschoolers and a great reminder for the rest of us to enjoy the sunny moments.

Kathy

I loved this one. I think you sum up the main principle of successful homeschooling: RELAX!! It'll be OK!

(Of course, I still have to struggle and analyze and over-analyze and worry, too. It's in our natures, I think.)

Janine Cate

You hit the nail on the head. You did a great job describing just how I feel sometimes.

Sherry (Redbud)

Very nice article with lots of insights. I'm an over-analyzer, too!

Rebecca

"Stuff she was 'too old for'"...I love this. I imagined that almost eight year olds were too old for those things too, but mine still spends a lot of time playing store and stuffed animals...kids grow up in a big hurry in this world...I'm glad ours get to take it slow!

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