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Friday, October 22, 2010

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  • Thanks for the post. So much to think about...as a homeschooling mom it's really easy to have the 'isolation' effect...more group table discussions are needed-all to find synergy. Thanks

    By Blogger Chari, at 10:45 AM, October 24, 2010  

  • Things Cyndy did to overcome the isolation effect were 1) to join other home schoolers and meet together from time to time, 2) To have her reasons for home schooling written down where she could review them and to have her long term and short term goals for the kids also written down. 3) She read constantly from other periodicals about home schooling, 4) She had me to encourage her and to tell her when necessary to shut down home school for weeks at a time and regroup, 5) She had, over time, the witnesses of the progress the kids were making. Our kids were different in good ways, 6) She compared what we were doing with official educational core requirements in our state and found we were doing just fine. 7) She didn't listen to others who were critical (Gave them no heed)and who had other goals for their children of a different nature. You have one more thing we didn't have, so many other home schooling families whose kids have grown up and done just fine. You can read on our Blog about the Weiss bunch.

    In addition to all of this, Cyndy was prayerful and kept her own personal progress spiritually and mentally in first place. And I mean that. She was going on weekly field trips whether the kids were interested or not. She was checking out books to read to the kids that were interesting to her too. She took time to walk and get outside. When she didn't take care of herself first, homeschooling became much more of a burden. You are giving a gift to your children that only you can give and for which there is no substitute.

    By Blogger Mark and Cyndy Weiss, at 12:20 PM, October 24, 2010  

  • Very interesting. I've heard bits and pieces of that before (not from him but from others who've realized similarly) but he puts it all together so well!

    Thanks for posting!

    By Blogger Joanne, at 11:21 AM, October 29, 2010  

  • Dad I am really glad you posted this on your blog but am upset that you did not offer any opinion and analysis whatsoever. I reposted it onto my blog and would like to read your take on it. I would love to post a guest post about your thoughts in relation to homeschooling and the principles of education explained by Sir Ken. (The cousin of High School Prom Ken) Let me know if you would be willing to oblige.

    By Blogger Jonathan Weiss, at 6:52 AM, October 31, 2010  

  • Analysis. I agree with his perspective. That is why I published it. There is something called ADHD. But too often, it is just that kids are bored to tears. Children of light coming down to earth,who are not challenged, respected, or given opportunity to grow. They are just talked at. Didactic lecture based, assumption their heads are empty, instructionism.

    Parents and teachers who can do little more than treat this precious cargo, our kids, just as they were treated, when that doesn't serve.

    And they medicate the situation instead of taking responsibility and seeking to learn to give something they were not given themselves, because their kids need it. I am thankful, that for some reason, we figured that out 30 years ago, and chose a different road with our children. It has made all the difference.

    By Blogger Mark and Cyndy Weiss, at 7:36 AM, October 31, 2010  

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