To say things have been difficult recently is putting it mildly: my lodger and main income source has moved out, a family member who was helping out with Kai is no longer available, and Kai has been a pain in the backside for the last few weeks. Would anyone blame me for sending him back to school? Probably not. But I feel this would be a bit of a cop-out at this stage. Others have home-educated under far more difficult circumstances, and what would be the long term cost?
In the Celestine Prophecy, an interesting point is made about the importance of the one to one relationship between an adult and a child. It refers to an important energy transfer between the two. According to the text, children are ” end points in evolution” and help us to evolve. It also states that:
“…any one adult can only focus on and give attention to one child at a time. If there are too many children for the number of adults, then the adults become overwhelmed.”[And the children, I bet] (Celestine Prophecy pg 214)
So, if you’re not school smart enough to get positive attention from your teacher or loud enough to get negative attention, you get no attention at all. This is probably why teachers focus so heavily on class management. And why despite the punishment, it pays to misbehave. For the time being I will continue to do the best I can and invest in strategies that make life run a little smoother. Something that really gave me encouragement when I saw it was a video of what I consider to be one of the ultimate single mum’s in nature. Enjoy! (Provided you can get passed the very dodgy recording:)