Absolute Perfection Is Not a Required Course

I will never be absolutely perfect in everything I do, but am I pushing this unrealistic expectation onto my children?

This great article by Cristina provides a reality check to help us balance our children’s homeschool education.

A Homeschool Mom

“Education helps you to be a well-rounded person, period. It teaches you how to take in information and data, process it, and use it for life building…”

~ Yolanda Adams

Well-Rounded_StudentI remember the days when being ‘well-rounded’ meant you were given an education which covered a wide base of learning, allowing you to be well-informed and well read. Now, it seems being ‘well-rounded’ has taken on an entirely new meaning. To be truly ‘well-rounded’ your child must excel. Not in merely one area of study, but all.

Have we stopped to consider how much pressure we are putting on our students by expecting them to excel in every area of study? It’s not enough that our children love writing and read voraciously. They must also take higher sciences and maths. Your child is an incredible student, but their education would not be complete without a rigorous sports program and several years…

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To the Point: Positive Personal Growth

"Life is a process in which I must focus on progress." Merry Hearts Medicine

No one is perfect, but each of us should be perfecting.  If you fail to meet worthy goals, please don’t give up.  Instead, try to learn from your mistakes and regrets, and move forward in a positive direction.

This topic reminds me of a lame joke I heard as a child.  Do you remember this one?

How do you eat an elephant?

 

One bite at a time.