Posted by: Tracy Barsamian Ventola | October 28, 2017

Trusting the Process…

trust the process

I often wonder if I’m doing a really bad job homeschooling.  I wonder are my children being exposed to enough?  Should we be doing more math (not according to this study, but I still worry!)?  Are my children really self-motivated or do I say that to make myself feel better?  It is especially difficult to have complete confidence in unschooling when my children’s primary interest is dogs.  But this week, I realized that in addition to their obsession with dogs, both girls have their own separate STRONG interests at the moment…

The big sister is head over heals, madly in love with acting.  She is taking an acting class and goes to bed each night counting down the days ’til she’ll go to her beloved class again!  This is the same girl who was diagnosed with selective mutism at the age of 4, by the way!  She LOVES acting.  The teacher is amazing.  The kids in the class are so nice!  She loves them all, even the boys (imagine that?)!  Acting is a perfect example of me playing the role of her guide (not her teacher).  I never, in a million years, would have guessed this kid would love drama!  She desperately wanted to take an acting class, so I researched local theater programs and together we settled on this class.  And it has been a smashing success; she’s ready to sign up for the winter session!  Maybe even two classes!

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And little sister is obsessed with swimming.  She took her first glide at the hotel pool during our homeschool road trip and she has been begging me to take her to a pool since we got home.  On Friday night, I finally got us to a pool (a 90 degree, heated pool, I might add) and she loved it!!  And she’s ready to go back to their next open swim!

So what’s my lesson?  Calm down!  The kids are doing great.  Rob and I are holding the vision for the girls…energetically and physically we are holding space for them to grow into exactly who they came here to be.  Now all we have to do is trust the process of their unfolding…sit back and enjoy the amazing slow homeschooling ride!

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  1. You and Rob are amazing parents.
    I love seeing how the girls are flourishing.
    Love to all,
    Helen

    • Awww, Helen! You are so kind! We feel the same way about you and Mark and your amazing kids! xoxo


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