One of the things I enjoy about Caroline is she is so imaginative and creative. She has a rich imagination that far exceeds anything I ever had as a child. In the Strong-willed Child Or Dreamer? book, I am a doer and she is a dreamer.
One of the things that makes life challenging for me is the fact that she is so imaginative and creative. I still have not completely grasped how I am going to effectively homeschool her, but we’ll take one day at a time.
But here is an example of how a dreamer does math:
No, she wasn’t confused at all. She knew exactly what she was doing and had no problem with the concepts on the page. So why all the lines? I didn’t write it down verbatim, but the explanation went something like this:
“The dragonflies have to stop and see the ants because they are going to have a picnic with them and need to remember what to bring. And they also need see the grasshoppers because they haven’t seen them in a long time. And now they can go to the other bugs.”
And so on for each match she made.
I remember having some dreamers in my classroom when I was a teacher, but I didn’t fully appreciate what it would be like to parent and educate one.
So we just take it one day at a time and as long as she gets the concepts, that’s really all that matters. At this point, I just have to completely throw out the window my preconceived notions of how long something will take because I had no idea a brief math page would become a novel as well.