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Old 08-29-2020, 09:59 AM   #83
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Default Re: I thought grace baised parenting would show fruit

As an example, we are heading to a PHP program for two months. It's 6 hours a day. Forty-five minutes of that day is spent on academics.

The therapy aspect is far more important. Many brilliant people self-destruct because they never learned how to regulate.

What I've chosen to do over the last two years (just as an example, not that it's the ideal or anything) is to focus academics on math and pretty much only math. My first reason is that he enjoys learning science and history through various videos (not necessarily documentaries and definitely not what would line up with state standards--he can talk and talk about quantum mechanics and the Russian Revolution, neither of which are found on any state standards). The second reason is that you can pick up a history book at any age and be "caught up." If someone never studied history until they were say, 18, they could buy a high school or college textbook for $10, read it, and probably be caught up with the average high school graduate. Science is a little trickier than that to get caught up but not if the person is aiming for general knowledge. My third reason is that I have "buy in" for math. He sees it as useful and interesting. So, if we get through a halfway decent amount of math in a week, and no other "school," we're doing GREAT. I don't push for more and I do not believe he is neglected, educationally.

I asked myself, what good is "an education" if my child cannot function? What good is the ability to get a job if he cannot keep it?

And don't discount ALL that reading that she does! It sounds like she will read anything she can get her hands on. Will she read non-fiction? Period pieces? I feel like I learned more history by reading novels written in other time periods than I did in history classes.
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