“What We Really Need…Thoughts at the Start of the School Year” is an article by Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing) appearing in the August 2012 digital issue of The Old Schoolhouse magazine.
In about his twentieth year of homeschooling, Mr. Pudewa waxes philosophical about what really matters and what really doesn’t. His reflections provide gems of wisdom for the rest of us, but especially new homeschoolers.
…I think they should “get serious” about study and about life. Though true in one way, I also need to remember that all of us—whether we are 5 or 15 or 50—need to frequently reconnect with nature, need to sometimes sacrifice “school” for a good read-aloud, need to be willing to laugh and joke and play, and not always be so serious. They grow up so fast.
Go make memories!