I read an excellent blog post today referring to this article. I found it an interesting read that I think not only pertains to “schooled” kids but to homeschoolers as well. Do you think you are guilty of making your child/children the center of your universe? I would say that there are probably some tendencies to do this in our home. As a mother, I sometimes work on auto-pilot and as things are asked of me, I reply “sure, why not” without even really thinking about it. My children will try to bargain with me because they know that I will often change my mind. Am I proud of that? Of course not. Sometimes I wish I were one of those people who only see things in black or white, right or wrong, but I am sooo not. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I am the worst decision maker in the entire world…in the entire universe. I can see 15 different sides to every argument. Never quite sure which stand to take. Due to this, I am often inconsistent with my parenting views.
How much of your universe do you center around your kids? Do you think it too much or not enough?