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I loved this post so much – Early Childhood Education, 1938 version
Grandmother had plenty of other things to do, but whatever she was doing I was part of her team. Often she impressed upon me that I needed to learn my lessons well, because I was going to grow up and have children and students and it would be my sacred responsibility to teach them the things she taught me just as her parents had taught her when she was a girl.
Grandmother’s love was undeniable. She certainly knew, as the poet wrote, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
Every waking moment was an education. That suited me just fine. It did not occur to me that the immersive learning of my early years were in any way unusual. My “preschool/home school” didn’t have any names or labels. It was just Life. I thought it was what everyone did.
Another good post to read: Why I Refuse to Be My Child’s Worst Nightmare
I could make my children do what I want. I could control them with rules and threats and punishments, by flipping out and lecturing and hunting them down. But it seems to me that my children will be more inclined to listen to me and do what is right, if we have a good relationship, with mutual trust and respect.
From My Amazon Page
I don’t remember where I first saw Sleep Tight Farm mentioned, but I ordered it from the library and now it’s on my Need to Buy list! Such a cozy book full of details about farm life as a family prepares for the winter. (I now own it and you can also find it on my Amazon page!)
From the Archives
Do you give your children the gift of creativity and beauty in your homeschool? Some children truly need it and all children can benefit from it.
From My Shop
Have you looked through the Apples section of my printables shop? I have so many wonderful printables in there – copywork, math activities, handwriting, fun fact cards, crafts, and an entire apple unit that is one of my favorite products. Don’t miss them!