I know … this is meant to be a homeschooling blog but the home-ed categories show precious few entries.
I’ll post some lesson plans on butterfliesnext in shaa Allah… but I will confess, the reason why I stopped posting for a while was because I felt like a fraud. What I mean to say is that I do still firmly believe that for us, homeschooling is THE road to take. My methods were another story altogether ;) Marz was (and still is) doing alright alhamdulillah but I began to crumble. I had a list of goals to achieve and wanted to do everything *just so* but this is not always possible when one has a little baby to care for at the same time. I was getting overly anxious – will I ever get the Singaporean out of me? (You’d have to live there to know what I am talking about *S*)
The beauty of home education is that it is flexible. I don’t mean to say that a parent can put in next to zero effort, let a child run willy nilly and then say that homeschooling is flexible. I mean that education is not just about and through books. There is more to a child/person than that. While I was fussing about lessons still undone, my daughter was doing some learning of her own. She learnt to help her busy mum, to share unreservedly, to give way to her little sister without resentment and to be independent.
Sometimes lessons are best learnt when you put the books aside and speak straight from the heart. Some you can’t TEACH – they can only be learnt through plain and simple LIVING.
A sister told me to relax and to breathe… another told me to just love my child and place trust in Allah.
They are right.
There is so much room for improvement where I am concerned. So we will try to do better each day but we are doing OK alhamdulillah…
Hi Iman! Its me raihana..how are u and the kids?….keep in touch
i’m definitely a “militant” mom who without regimental schedule, hyperventilates and combust easily so homeschooling is out. truly i don’t have the patience and discipline. whatever goes – at random, spur of the moment kinda thing works for us best (in other words, mak pemalas!). i salute you for even considering, going through and sticking with it. *grin*
TM: Heh… heard of unschooling? *S*
Raihana!!!! We are good alhamdulillah… Can’t wait to see you and your kids when we visit SG in shaa Allah. Hope you are well too!