Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Learning From Each Other

baby learning piano 

One of the things I love about homeschooling is seeing the bond develop between my kids. There are fights of course, but there are also tender moments that happen between them that I missed seeing when they were at school.

DS6 is incredibly caring and nurturing and adores his baby sister who is currently 4 months old. In fact, I sometimes joke that he's the third parent. He can't get enough of her to the point where he has withdrawals if a friend or visitor is holding her!

He is also very protective which I hope continues well into her teenage and young adult years!

So, this morning he decided to teach her to play the piano.

As you can see she's a natural! She loves it!

baby girl playing piano

Although there are always going to be bonds between siblings, I can see that we are creating memories by giving them more time together through homeschooling. We are sharing life together - not leading individual lives. There is something beautiful about growing and learning together. I know that each of my children has something meaningful to give and contribute to our family and that we can all learn from one another.

Let's be honest, my 4 month old isn't quite ready to learn the piano but when she is, she will have 3 big brothers to show her the ropes and encourage her.

Homeschooling = learning from each other and learning together.

baby learning piano

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