Hands On; a Great Way to Learn

We spent the afternoon riding up into the mountains.  It is so hard to spend all day at a desk or table when there is so much to learn in the amazing world around us.

I do believe some bookwork is necessary but to get so textbook bound and miss out on the educational opportunities that are put all around us is a shame.  Our kids will learn from their books, but they can also learn just as much from the experiences to be had in the woods near by or the back yard.

I hear stories of children who sit behind a desk all day and then spend the evening being shuttled from activity to activity.  That night the family might have a moment together - or they might not.

I'm not sure if this is your family or not but I do think we all have a responsibility to examine our schedules and decide what is truly best for our children and our family.

To sacrifice the entire family for one person's hobby is selfish in my eyes.  I teach my children to think of others in all the plans they make.  Every decision effects someone else.  Sometimes that sacrifice is acceptable and other times not.

Teaching a team vision in a child's life is important at a young age and even more so as an adult.  We must all think of the "team" and not just our own personal desires.

Go get em' parent!  You can do it!