Remember this next time you flounder
Let’s play a game: Tell me one thing one of your kids knows that you don’t know—that the child learned or discovered or understood that you can take NO credit for having taught or informed or instilled in him or her.
We got over 100 responses to this on facebook! Here are a few of them:
My middle guy knows HTML language–I know absolutely nothing about this and couldn’t help him if I tried. —Paula
The ratio between femur length and tibia length can help paleontologists make estimations about stride length and how fast a dinosaur could run. —Ellen
How to play Minecraft! —Laura
Stop start animation. —Leah
Aerospace engineering. He is 16 and takes online courses because his mama never learned anything about engineering! —Jean
How to set up and maintain fresh water fish tanks, and how to knit. —Nikki
Egyptian mythology. —Courtney
Computational biophysics. —Rick
My 17 year old always-homeschooled student won the national mandolin championship at Winfield this past year. Mostly self-taught and certainly not something I know anything about! —Susan
Yesterday my daughter told me that MLK jr was born in Georgia. I told her I didn’t think so and she told me she’d read it a couple years ago. I checked and she was right. —Rachel
Chess. They ALL get it and I am just like “my brain hurts!” —Colette
Photo editing, music editing, oh so much Shakespeare. —Sarah
Everything. He is 15. —Anne
So, remind yourself that your kids are learning. They can’t not learn!
And feel free to add to the list!
Image by Brave Writer mom, C (cc)