Communicating

James Marcus Bach, author of the upcoming book, Voyage of a Buccaneer-Scholar, writes about living and learning and many different things at his blog, How I Learn Stuff. James’ writing is for adults, from an adult perspective, and not necessarily about homeschooling per se, but I’ve been revisiting and re-reading one especially thoughtful post for a week now:

“When you speak to your child, and you feel that he is not listening, maybe he isn’t. When you speak to him and you suspect he’s silently ridiculing you, maybe he is. When the gift of your advice or sympathy fails in every way to touch him, and you believe yourself a failure, maybe you are. For now.

Bide your time.”

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