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The Ever-So-Crucial Parent Relationship

June 20, 2010

All of the homeschoolers that I know seem to have a very close bond with both their parents and their siblings, and it’s becoming easy to see why: learning with people is a very powerful way to become closer to them.
The fact is this: if you’re homeschooled, you most likely spend a lot more time with your family than you would otherwise. I know, I know, this doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. But if you’re lucky enough to have understanding and interested parents, (like I do) you’ll find yourself talking to them about what you’re studying, or what book you’re reading, or the play that you really really want to see, or etc. And it’s more than likely that they’ll be interested in what you say.
Another novel idea that has produced good results for me: try letting your parents do the talking sometimes. Whether they have seemingly boring 9-to-5 office jobs or they wrestle alligators for a living, they have a body of knowledge about something that could potentially be interesting. So, ask them them questions about their job, or their education, or their life. You could learn something really cool, and you may find out that your parents are actually pretty interesting people.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2010 5:20 pm

    Thanks, Robin. I really appreciate your comments. Back at ya, dear. You are a very interesting and intelligent young woman. It’s always interesting sharing a life with you.

    Love you

    Mom

  2. Paul Babb permalink
    June 21, 2010 10:55 am

    Besides, sucking up to the parents can help in the summer when you want to sleep late.

    Dad

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