Originally Posted by momo3bur
I think independence
is a key factor in not only developing intellectually "bookwise" but also "streetwise" or common sense and judgement wise.
LOL. My kids are gonna be like supa smart gangstas. S'right. From da farm.
I raised my daughter to be INdependent
1. I taught her, by my example, eating Nutritiously
then allowed her her own choices...
2. Everyday we'd choose 'the Positive-emotions
for the day', and she would Direct our goofin' around with it, in as many circumstances as we could think of. - Like if something bad were to happen, how can we turn it around to the Good... she found this later Helpful, as she served as PEER-counselor in her hi-school.
3. Relationship with God
: she watched me talk with God all the time, so she also assumed it was a Natural practice like breathing is natural...
I merely told her what the State required, and
(except for Math), she was totally
FREE to Develop & Direct & Structure her Studies..., &
she could choose any Adult-mentor she chose, and study whatever she wanted: this is the UNschooling approach: a FUNLIFE...
5. Helping others:
Kiddo's choices really shone there. At her College-graduation at 17, she had Logged the most hours in Community service...
6. She learned from her momma, that God intended us to enjoy LIFE, & this more Abundantly ...
Really, this Recipe was a Winner.
(except for that one screw-up she's made, this kiddo is a WINNER