The power of passion
Do you sometimes wish you didn’t have to go to work and instead you’d spend your days doing what you love? Wouldn’t that be the ultimate happiness? Unfortunately not many people earn a living by doing something they are passionate about. I’d like to raise a child who is equipped with the right tools and the right set of mind to be able to live a very happy life, doing what she loves to do. Homeschooling allows your child to, first of all, discover what they really like doing and second, allows them to focus on that subject and become outstanding in it.
If someone is really passionate about something, there is always a way of making a living of it.
Here I stop for a moment and think of ‘passions’ that can’t really be classified as passions… activities such as watching TV or playing mindless computer games, will probably not lead anywhere flourishing.
However if your child loves drawing for hours for example, with homeschooling you can tailor every lesson to suit your child’s desire, while indulging themselves in what they love.Therefore the most important and first step when going into homeschooling is to find out what they are most keen on, because that’s going to be an indication of what teaching methods they’ll find most effective.
Observe, tailor to needs and allow your child to give into their passion.
You know, I often see people who have achieved success doing something that I consider unusual and sometimes even strange. There’s for example this guy in Pentatonix, called Kevin Olusola, who does beat-boxing. This is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm and musical sounds using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. I imagine this guy as a kid drumming with his lips all day long… If I was his mum, I would have probably told him to scurry to his room and occupy himself with more purposeful things, rather than spitting all over the place while practicing his different sounds… I would have considered his beat-boxing as an utterly pointless and annoying obsession. I honestly don’t know what his parents were like, but one thing I’m sure of: I will never underestimate the power of passion my child develops and I won’t judge, I’ll accept, admire and support, whatever it might be.