If They Need It…

During a recent dinner conversation, a guest mentioned Jimmy Carter and one of my children (who asked to remain nameless) said, “Who is that? Is he a friend of yours?”

Awkward silence.

I quickly took the child aside and gave a 30 second explanation that Carter was a former president, and then we returned to the table talk. The moment was done and gone but I found myself going through SHG, or sudden homeschooling guilt. How could my children not know who the past presidents were? I mean, just because we’ve never really sat down and studied the subject is no excuse, right?

Continue reading If They Need It, They Will Learn by Tamra Orr, from her January-February 2008 column, Learning 101, in Home Education Magazine. Tamra’s Learning 101 appears in every issue of Home Education Magazine, subscribe today and follows her family’s adventures in learning!

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