Sitting in chairs like girls even though you want to run around like a boy?Learning to not raise your hand in math class so that boys ask you to the dance? A long-term study from Harvard shows that the only correlation they can find between people who go to Harvard and people who are happy later in life is that if you do chores as a kid, you will be happier as an adult. After all, I came from a family where we had household help everywhere including a laundress whose mother had been a slave and she refused to use the front door of my house, let alone ask me to pick my clothes up off the floor. But it’s pretty easy to just give my son a set of chicks and say, “Water them or they’ll die.” He’s eight. I could worry about teaching the value of hard work.Sebaliknya hanya duduk di rumah sambil menikmati lubang bontot Ina sepuas puasnya.Hampir seminggu aku tidak nampak Ina di kelas selepas kejadian itu.
Aku minta Ina berdiri dengan tangannya memaut meja study.It’s not clear how to spend the first decade of adult life catering to ourselves and then stop abruptly to take care of kids.Namun, rupa-rupanya Ina mempunyai keinginan seks yang selama itu aku tidak tahu.The bottom line for homeschooling parents is that the biggest worries are about ourselves rather than our kids.It’s clear that homeschooling is best for the kids.
But instead of worrying, I just make my kids practice their instruments twice a day. Each day there is something new to learn and you get better and better but there is always more work to do, because the better you are the more you see how much there is left to learn.