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ERIC Number: EJ984382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Homeschooling Worries: Trusting That the Dots Will Connect
Rivero, Lisa
Understanding Our Gifted, v24 n4 p3-7 Sum 2012
Homeschooling parents worry a lot. And homeschooling parents of gifted children seem to worry even more than most. Parents who homeschool intense, smart, sensitive, and perfectionist children and teens are often themselves intense, smart, sensitive, and perfectionistic, even if they don't always think of themselves as gifted. One shouldn't be too surprised, then, if homeschooling threatens to become a source of daily anxiety rather than joy. When learning at home feels like an overwhelming project to perfect rather than a way of life to be savored, or a battle of wills rather than a spirit of cooperation, the author suggests that it is time to step back and gain some perspective so as to move from worry to trust. She points out that parents can begin to enjoy homeschooling more and worry less when they allow themselves to trust that the dots will connect. That means that they can stop trying to force a path for their children that is not theirs to create.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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