Marathon runners talk about “hitting the wall.” It happens about 20 miles into the 26-mile race. Despite months or even years of intense training, some runners find their energy and resources depleted just a few miles short of their goal. They cannot feel their legs. Vision blurs. Desire is there, but they think their bodies will carry them no further. They drop out. Other racers learn to run through the wall. They ignore what seems like an impossible situation and find a way to cross the finish line.
Like marathoners, most parents who homeschool children through high school also hit the wall. Their son needs to learn algebra, or their daughter wants to study French. It happened to us when our son Jeff reached age thirteen and announced that he wanted to learn to pilot an airplane.
Continue reading Running Through Walls by Cafi Cohen, from the May-June 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine. Subscribe today at our special rates and save $6.00 on a one year subscription, or save a whopping $16.00 on a two year subscription! Home Education Magazine makes a thoughtful and inexpensive Christmas gift!