Monday, January 11, 2010

Good quote

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I am currently reading The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, by Debra Bell. (More info on this book will follow in a week or two.) I read a passage yesterday that grabbed me and was a perfect reinforcement of one of my New Year’s resolutions. Here is what I said:

“2. Smile more. Make an effort to have and be more fun with the kids. Take time to stop and enjoy the moment instead of worrying so much about checking the next item off my mental list.”

Here is what Debra Bell says,

“Is She Happy?”

Probably the key factor in those homes that have happy, motivated children who are achieving at the level of their potential is Mom’s attitude. Is she happy? Are we having fun yet? Does she enjoy homeschooling and maintain relatively consistent enthusiasm?”

I think this is both well said and very true. Mom’s attitude has a tremendous effect on how smoothly things run in a household. Yet so easy to forget….

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