I chose K is for Keeping Silent.
Because I have a boy who when he is working on something hard go "SHHHH!!!!!"
It's either because he's thinking hard, or that he's mulling over a reason why he shouldn't have to do it and doesn't want me interrupting his train of thought.
AH.. it's so hard to be forced to be quiet and let him figure it out himself. But it is a necessary thing. So it something that I am glad that he has learned how to do. To tell his mom SHHH.
Now... there has been some learning involved in how to go about doing this. He's had to learn to be kind and patient with mom as well. To be respectful and not bossy or mean in how he asks me to be quiet, but keeping silent I am learning to do.
So now when I need to be silent... I get up and walk away. That way I can involve myself with something else and give the lad the time he needs to just think. I keep myself available, but if I am busy with something else it is easier to let him just figure what he needs to figure in peace.
I am teaching him to be a better student.
WE are both learning to respect the abilities of each other and the ways in which we learn. He craves silence when something is hard and that's not a bad thing. It means when we learn math or grammar we don't do it in the kitchen or living room, we go up to the book/school/everything room and he can work there. In that room there are no distractions, no TV, no radio, no nothing to make noise and therein he is content.
It takes time to learn kindness.
It takes time to figure out the best way to learn and do things.
It takes time to teach a mom to KEEP silent and let a child figure it on his own.
And in that silence, I get a MOM, how do I do this again? And in that silence I can show him, so he can again figure it and just learn.
And we have no anger or tears or shouting and life is good, learning happens. :)
So tell me.... Homeschool parent.... have you needed to learn silence as well?