Thursday, June 14, 2012

Teaching Children is NOT easy!

I am a teacher by profession, a mother by blessing!

I love to teach others about anything and everything.
I often learn so much from teaching others, that I feel so very blessed.

When it comes to teaching my own children, however, I feel more than a little overwhelmed.
My oldest is just like me. She enjoys reading, language, and the arts. She is really easy for me to teach, because I can relate to her, and how she learns.

My first son, however, is just like his daddy. Daddy is a Mechanical Engineer. Let's just say, I don't speak engineering. At all!
I have a really hard time relating to how my middle child's brain works. He wants to build and design things. I want to play with him, and teach him, but my brain just doesn't work that way!!
He DOES enjoy cleaning, and organizing. I am enjoying teaching him those skills!

My youngest child is my biggest challenge yet. He is a really good combination of Daddy and me. I am really not sure how to get through to him most days. He does NOT want to learn to write his name. He has no interest in cleaning up, or any "organized" games. Granted, he is only four years old! But, as my baby, he is challenging!

I do know that God gave me these children because He knows I am the BEST mother for them. I pray every day that God will gift me with the patience, knowledge, and tools to teach my children what He wants them to know.

All three of my babies are bound to my heart, continually. I strive to tie them around my neck, even when I want to wring theirs!

"My son, observe the commandment of your father;
And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
Bind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck."
Proverbs 6:20,21


1 comment:

  1. Great verse from the bible. The young ones today must learn that their parents know what is best for them, and they must not get frustrated when the things they are expecting from their parents doesn't go with their ways.