Stealing the discovery away

Published by Lori Pickert on July 9, 2010 at 02:10 PM

You may want to check out a great new comment on an old post, Helping Pre-Readers Research, and my (typically long) reply:

Being a working 9-5 away from home sort of mom, I catch myself feeling and expressing how little time I have with them... So often I feel rushed and find myself stealing the discovery away from my son... because I'm also starving a bit for new and exciting discoveries. This isn't great to either of us. There is a balance to strike in there some where...

Discovering his interests and discoveries are growing more interesting for me. Still, how does a mom stay present and engaged in the activity without over interfering?? ... But still I keep finding myself wanting to control... why?

Read the rest, and my reply, here.


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Comment by Jacinda on July 12, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Hahaa. "Whatever they learn about moths is gravy"....I love that expression. I hold onto this because my 6 year old is so uninterested in 'content." This is hard at times when other children's knowledge of facts and content seem so shiny and impressive.I have written it out and stuck it on the fridge.

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 13, 2010 at 01:30 PM

thanks, jacinda :^)

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