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Build a Positive Attitude Using Your Heroes
© Beverley Paine
"The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveller than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination." Marion Zimmer Bradley
It helps to have a collection of quotes from my personal heroes - people who I look up to, admire and wish to emulate in some way. Over the years I've collected quotes in a file - most of them are on my web page http://homeschoolaustralia.com/articles/quotes.html
When you're studying superheroes or mythical heroes, or famous men and women from history, or great religious leaders encourage your children to add sayings by these great people (even the fictional ones!) to their collection of quotes. They can make posters of the ones that have the most impact on their lives right now and put these posters in a prominent place in their bedrooms. One of my favourite fictional quotes comes from Yoda of Star Wars fame: "Try not, do".
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Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.
Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine
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