The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator:
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Let’s face it. Most kids aren’t born organized, intrinsically motivated, and willing to work hard to get good grades. They take a lot of cues from our words, actions, and attitudes towards their efforts at school. Take the following quiz and see how you rank. It will only be helpful if you are completely honest with yourself. No one is going to see your grade, but you and you might learn something about yourself in the process.
The following guest post is from Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas:
source: Mandi Ehman
I couldn’t wait for the day when our firstborn was ready to enjoy some of my most beloved books. I daydreamed about snuggling up at bedtime reading The Chronicles of Narnia, while my little one was transfixed by the story–sitting still, imagination whirring.
But it didn’t turn out how I envisioned it. By his third birthday, we had a highly active little boy on our hands. He loved to be read to, but his attention span was teensy tiny. I tried to read aloud The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but he couldn’t sit still, he couldn’t pay attention. We could barely make it through two pages before he was ready to quit. I was so disappointed!