You’re allowed to disagree with others, state your opinion respectfully but "NEVER" get physical or violent. This quality makes us distinct from animals! So be civilised, listen to what others are saying but avoid knee-jerk reactions. It would save you from a whole lot of regret! #Simple . #StillDanGata .
This little girl is learning and taking in so much daily. She’ll be 5 in April and we’re gently homeschooling for 45 minutes to 2 hours a day. I was chatting with one of my sweet homeschool mama friends at our weekly Surf Club last week about the pressure parents feel for their kids performance. Be it academically, athletics, behavior. There’s this idea that your child’s performance reflects you the parent personally. How selfish is that. A child is born their own special little person that we’re in charge of lifting up and guiding and helping them fully flourish to fly on their own. Anyway, back to the conversation I had with my friend. Finley is still learning letter recognition but is starting to memorize letters together to make words. For a few weeks we were really focusing on reading and she was just not ready + was getting very frustrated. My friend reminded me that I can make it super stressful for the both of us to try to rush something that is simply not ready, or I can wait a little longer and it will just click for her when she is ready. Such a simple idea, Why be in a hurry? In the meantime we will nurture her interests and give her the gift of childhood where her job is to play and get dirty and create and imagine. After all, Finley’s heart is the size of Texas, she always thinks of others and is the first to stop what she’s doing to help someone. She’s loving and includes everyone, she’s really funny and mature. She’s very confident and her soul radiates sunshine. I think these things matter way more than if she can read. Anyway, I guess this is a reminder to myself but also for the parents who needed to hear this today as well 🤟🏼