“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
This phrase ring a bell to me when we decided to homeschool our kids.
June of 2009 Arnold and I decided to homeschool our children. Because we want to maximize the possibility of learning while doing.
Also since we have plans of migrating to another country they might as well be adjusted to any environment as possible.
I thought to have them near me, they will learn more from me than anybody else but it was the other way around. They taught me a lesson, not in my wildest imagination. Recently after attending activity after activity, I have proven the following:
1. We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
2. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
3. A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn’t act that way very often.
4. A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.
5. Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
6. Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
7. Their love is really unconditional, kahit ilang beses kang magalit, they always see the sincerity in you.
8.While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
And I know in the future all of these are all worth it.
Below are some pictures of our transition as a family who embraces Home Schooling. Is it worth it? Well, I guess the picture says it all.
Week before we start Homeschooling
Week after we arrive in Malaysia
One of their Homeschool Activity
HongKong Disneyland Fieltrip
Their very recent Rubiks cube competition
In the end, all I can say, everything is all worth it. Just never underestimate the power of experience. For the world is our school and humanity is our teacher.