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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Build a Positive Attitude Using Your Heroes
© Beverley Paine
"The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveller than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination." Marion Zimmer Bradley
It helps to have a collection of quotes from my personal heroes - people who I look up to, admire and wish to emulate in some way. Over the years I've collected quotes in a file - most of them are on my web page http://homeschoolaustralia.com/articles/quotes.html
When you're studying superheroes or mythical heroes, or famous men and women from history, or great religious leaders encourage your children to add sayings by these great people (even the fictional ones!) to their collection of quotes. They can make posters of the ones that have the most impact on their lives right now and put these posters in a prominent place in their bedrooms. One of my favourite fictional quotes comes from Yoda of Star Wars fame: "Try not, do".
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