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Wandering Wednesday: I Don't Have the Patience to Homeschool

Usually it’s premised with, “Oh I could never homeschool”.

Don’t you wish you had a dollar for every occasion.

People seem to think that patience is something you either have or you don’t have.

But patience is a choice you make.� Rarely an easy choice but a choice all the same.� With practise it does becomes easier but it remains always a choice.

So to be a patient person is not a criteria for homeschooling.� It’s a choice you make on the job from one incident to the next.

Of course you may find that homeschooling gives you many more opportunities to practise your patience.� Maybe that is why homeschoolers appear to be a more patient bunch.

Homeschooling is certainly more pleasant if we choose patience over frustration and anger.

Yesterday I challenged myself to make patience my conscious choice all day.� It was not easy but it was a very pleasant and interesting day. � As I choose patience my boys started to mirror my behaviour.� Towards the end of the day I had less and less reasons to need patience.�� Their usually “spirited” little boy selves were calmer, gentler and more inclined towards obedience with a simple reminder.� Who’d have thought!

Read more...here!

Tracey is a homeschooling mother of two boys, aged 10 and 8 years. She lives in Australia and has never sent her children to school...except to visit with their Daddy, my Dh. He is a school teacher (as I was too, a long time ago).

 

 

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