We can get so consumed by what others tell us education should look like for our children that we forget education can be living and joyful. Crystin Morris reminds us that when we spend time developing our relationship with our children and cherishing the time we have with them we can embrace the principles and educational philosophy we are learning about and implementing in our homes in a more organic way. She shares with us what this might look like during the preschool years and beyond.
What we talked about
- Education can be living and joyful. It does not have to look like a traditional education.
- Principles are important but we have to work out how they are applied in our homes. The application of principles looks different for each home and even each child. We need the freedom to education and mother without the decision fatigue of questioning every decision.
- Every yes is a no to something else. A yes to learning to read or a math lesson in the early years is a no to exploration, discovery, and exposure to ideas.
- The definition of “quiet growing time.” And why this time is so important for our children.
- Why she values her relationship with her children more than meeting other people’s expectations.
- The one thing you should keep in mind when you first start homeschooling.
What advice would you give to a new homeschool mom?
Consider this time with your children a gift.
Links and resources mentioned on the show
- Connect with Crystin