Tuesday, September 18, 2012
We've entered our third year of cyber home school and our attitudes have changed quit a bit as far as what we expect from ourselves and our student. "Roll with it" is the new mantra around here......We had been pretty determined to do things by the book when we started this.....but life knows nothing of this book I speak of........ so that was kinda silly. The bottom line is that she can only be as "on track" as we are .....and keeping all the balls in the air while simultaneously coping with the guilt over the one ball we dropped last month is challenging to say the least. I knew balancing homemaking, school and work wasn't supposed to be easy, but when we added baby three to the mix I really wasn't sure how a "normal" school day would play out around here.
It turned out that our trifecta functions pretty well.......they have their moments of course (as do I) ...but over all it works. Learning to "pick up the slack" is an important part of a young adults development.....and by picking up the slack... I mean taking responsibility for one self, being helpful to others, and not being dependent on others to ensure your success. All children are born self motivated learners.... and after a few years of this, we've come to the conclusion that encouraging personal accountability is the way to go........ :)