No two children are alike. Each child is an individual who learns at their own pace and in their own way. Our job as parents is to nurture their individual strengths and uniqueness. The best way we found to do this was through home schooling.
The expectation that children are to excel in everything is unnatural:
. . .all of us live with minds wired to excel in one area and not do so well in others. This is why, as adults, we have our writers, our surgeons, our teachers, our plumbers and so on.
. . .we can not all be generalists skilled in everything, but nevertheless children are expected to be generalists in school-to excel in every thing.
From: A Mind at A Time
This brings me to Animal School video from Raising Small Souls. The video is based on George Reavis’ fable The Animal School written in 1940.
Let the fish swim. Let the rabbits run. Let the eagles fly.