Despite my struggles with homeschooling Haden earlier this year, and my apparent inability to cope well with unschooling, the past couple months Haden has seemed to work his way out of his “funk”, and has become enthusiastic about learning again. This probably won’t come as a shock to anyone who has kept up with everything, but now that Haden is being more flexible, we have been moving away from unschooling to the extent that we have been. I feel like we are learning from each other, learning the boundaries between taking on too much, letting some things go, and pushing through when needed, and I have started to differentiate between when those things are appropriate.
So yay for me! 😉
Our Tree of Courage. Don’t let the happiness of the moment fool ya though. About 30 seconds later, Haden snapped at me, I snapped back, he cried, we had to take a break from each other, and then we just went back at it later. 😛
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill