The Art of Home Education – * – Invision Education

Let the journey be shaped by the curiousity of the child…

Children as Mirrors

Maybe you recognize this. You are stressed and your kids are starting acting out. You don’t have the energy to cope with their behavior. You just can’t deal with it, you try to explain, but it just makes everything worse. Like those little people know that you can’t deal with anything else right now. And just these moments, these annoying moments where you would like to scream and you probably are, those are the moments that your children are more than ever your teachers. With their behavior they are telling you something. You are stressed out and think they are annoying, they are jumping around and you would like them to sit still and relax. To say it just plainly, maybe they are telling you that you need a breather and need to relax a little and if you relax, they will start to relax too.

Anyway, easier said than done.

My Midiman is my biggest mirror. He is me when I was little. He can be that person who pushes my buttons. And although most of the time I do have a lot of patience, with him it is different. And actually it is sad, for both of us, it means I have less patience for him Γ nd for me. Therefore I watch him closely. I realize he needs a bit more and therefore he is pushing my buttons. He isn’t doing it to annoy me, he is doing it to help me, to teach me. And I do not like it at all.

Advertisements

3 comments on “Children as Mirrors

  1. Pingback: Happy 3rd birthday Midiman! | The Art of Home Education - * - Invision Education

  2. Wenneke Oosterman
    February 13, 2015

    Hoi Juul,Ik wilde onderstaande mail lezen, maar de link ging niet naar de goeie pagina. Bij de vorige post had ik dat ook al. Heb je dat meer gehoord? Is de link niet juist, of zou het aan onze computer liggen?Hoe is het verder?Β xxx Wenneke From: The Art of Home Education – * – Invision Education To: wennekeoosterman@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 4:44 AM Subject: [New post] Children as Mirrors #yiv7870643888 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7870643888 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7870643888 a.yiv7870643888primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7870643888 a.yiv7870643888primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7870643888 a.yiv7870643888primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7870643888 a.yiv7870643888primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7870643888 WordPress.com | The Art of Home Education posted: “Maybe you recognize this. You are stressed and your kids are starting acting out. You don’t have the energy to cope with their behavior. You just can’t deal with it, you try to explain, but it just makes everything worse. Like those little people know tha” | |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on October 9, 2014 by in Just something on my mind.