Educating Outside the Box
Mamas, I’m writing you today from my favorite place - glamping in Santa Barbara with my family. It’s a place I come to as often as possible to recharge and connect with nature.
My oldest daughter (18) was able to join us this weekend- and I’m reflecting on how far we’ve come (she’s my best friend ❤️) , the lessons I learned along the way, and what I hope to share here in this space and with those of you I’m blessed to be able to coach and mentor.
So this morning I leave you with this...
I know sometimes it’s hard to have faith that you are on the right path. Your days may be challenging, you may feel lost, lonely, and discouraged.
7 years ago I was in your shoes. I was listening to mainstream “experts” advice. Well meaning teachers and psychologists who didn’t understand what Gifted really meant and had no clue about educating outside the box.
...,”Your kid can’t be a hermit. You can’t just not “do school”. Your kid needs to obey, conform, change their behavior....”
Those words didn’t feel right - they felt heavy and so negative, but I had lost touch with my intuition and was desperately seeking answers from anyone who understood kids like mine.
Eventually we hit rock bottom. We’d been in 3 schools in 3 years. Our days started and ended with tears, resistance, anxiety, stomach aches, and failing grades.
But then something happened. I woke up. I dug deep. I discovered my own voice. I learned to trust.
My hope is my story touches one of you and helps you keep going.
I wish you to see how beautiful this journey is.
I pray for you to shift and grow.
I long for you to move into a new paradigm beyond what you currently know.
Mamas, it’s true that our children may be different than we expected. They may be more intense, more out of the box, and they may require more of us than we could have even imagined.
But that doesn’t mean it has to be hard.
Let go of trying to force your kids to fit in the box.
Fully accept them exactly as they are.
Perfect. Amazing. Divinely made.
A Spacious Life is awaiting you.
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8/21/2021 01:17:53 pm
Great reaad thanks
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