The common critique is that homeschoolers are poorly socialized, but nothing could be further from the truth. And yet, the critique is valid for all parents. Maybe there is a greater temptation for those who homeschool, but there are some simple things you can do to make this a non-issue.
One of my mentors, Robert Fritz, pointed out to us that ‘romance’ is really based on the unusual. Of course, that means that our ideas about relating can get messed up because most of life is about the usual, true? It’s the math of relationships that helps us out…realizing it’s an equation when two people agree or disagree allows us to respect one another’s freedom. Understanding this math is especially important for our kids, since they are in a world of constant decision about who they befriend and what they do together.
TODAY’S PODCAST CONTENT:
One of the worse things we do as parents is ‘favor’ a child over others. Sometimes it’s hard not to because we just ‘connect’ better some of our kids…but it doesn’t change the the reality of the mistake. Family Systems backs this common sense notion about the danger…and the solution.
Off to learn,
Fred Ray Lybrand
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