Parrish Mort, Cartersville
My hopes for you in 2014 -
have faith in yourself. No one is perfect; no one has all the answers. Every day is not a great day, but you love your child, and by homeschooling you have committed to doing what you think is best for them even when it is hard.
have faith in your child. Believe that if you provide the guidance, they will eventually do the rest. Trust they will read and figure out long division. Know they will be good citizens and independent thinkers. It just may be on their timetable, their way.
take the time to celebrate each teachable moment. Remember to stop and observe the lizard sunning on the stoop, marvel at the magic of yeast dough rising and look up the answers to the question your child posed. Throughout the day we are offered chances to grow personally, intellectually and in our relationships
recognize the floors will always need vacuuming, there will always be laundry and getting dressed is overrated. Take the time to live in the moment with your children. They will move on to other passions before you know it.