One of my daughters is exceptional in one subject (which she loves), and mediocre in another (which she hates). She labors to balance the tension, to improve her deficiencies, which often causes her intense frustration.
As I encouraged her last week, I was glad to hear my own words; glad to take them to heart and articulate what I believe and not feel afraid about it.
I told her that God purposely gave most people specialties in one thing or another; interests or bents. Most of us aren’t good at everything, nor are we created to be. It’s part of HIS balance. It’s why there are those who are brilliant mechanics but hate Shakespeare.
Some love Shakespeare and become good writers or philosophers but couldn’t change the oil in their car. Some are gifted artists and are terrible at math. It’s what makes the world go ’round.
My goal as a homeschooling mother is to help my children flourish within their gifts. I want to give them room to explore their interests. I don’t want to put them in a box or give them a cookie-cutter education.
This is the beauty and freedom of homeschooling. May we be confident as we trust our parental instincts and help them bloom where God has planted them.
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