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by Beverley Paine
Over the years I've found 'affirmations' a powerful aid in achieving my goals. They help to reprogram my brain and cement new attitudes and thoughts firmly into place. I like to personalise affirmations and to print them out on cards that I can carry with me, or prop up on my desk where I will see them daily. They'd make great fridge magnets too, only we don't have a fridge!
Here are my favourite 'learning invocations'. I like to read this list over and over again for a few minutes until it feels imprinted in my brain. The up-lifting positive energy it they invoke seems to last several days. One of my favourite ways to work with affirmations is to set them to a memorable tune, and then sing them at the top of my voice when I'm alone in the car!
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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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