It was also our wedding annniversary. I am blessed to have my dh – he has put up with me and my vagaries for 29 years of marriage, he is always funny, always supportive.
As parents we are our children’s first educators.
As homeschoolers we take this educative role even further.
Mass, the blessing, and the reading were inspiring. Peaceful. Helpful.
Among StJohn de la Salle’s princilpes of management of Christian schools, there is the following, something I thought might be helpful for me as a homeschooler ~
( The teacher must endeavour ..)
12. To place no faulty models or standards before the pupils; always to speak to them in a sensible manner, expressing one’s self in correct language, good English, and with clearness and precision. 13. To employ none but exact definitions and well-founded divisions . . . 18. To assert nothing without being positively certain of its truth, especially as regards facts, definitions, or principles. . (Chap. V, art. ii, pp. 31-33)
And ~ One must abstain from punishing children who are just beginning school. It is necessary, first, to know
their natures, and
their inclinations. (Conduct of Schools)