5 Parenting Tips for Homeschoolers and Worldschoolers

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.~ Charles R. Swindoll


Parenting, parenting, parenting! Parenting is delightful, at its worse, terrifying, at its best divine. Parenting is pragmatic, bombastic, humbling, hilarious. Parenting is mystifying, emulsifying, electrifying, astounding!

Oh, and it can also be… infuriating, provoking, enraging and exasperating. Did I mention incensing, maddening, tiresome and irksome? Ok, enough with the synonyms! We’re not playing Scrabble.

My point is simple; parenting can put you through the wringer. It can bring out the best of us… and the worst. And can you believe some of us choose to homeschool or world school our children?! Which, by the way, means spending every glorious waking moment with them?!

Yes. Yes we do. We do because we have been let in on the real, smoothly polished, gem of a secret to parenting: It teaches us everything we need to know about… ourselves.

Parenting is a divine path which can move mountains and enlighten every one of us, because children are little Gods – they are as close to the divinity of the world as they come. And they must be respected as such.

Every day, a new enlightening – sometimes beautiful, sometimes painful – lesson, which is always so simple it must be cherished, arrives from inside our home. And when we choose to grow and learn, we give our children role models of what future generations should do; self improve.

But to help us along when we feel like pulling our hair out, here are 5 Parenting Tips to see you through:

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Lauren
Lauren
Lauren Simpson-Green, who has had quite a few life-affirming spiritual experiences already, now passes her days trying to master one of the most challenging and rewarding spiritual experiences of all; being a mother to two children. Based in Devon, UK, she spends the rest of her time working on a children's book, practising yoga and making wool fairies and gnomes for her daughter's school fayres.

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