Saturday, August 30, 2008

Role transition

It's the time of year when there are lots of new homeschooling parents trying to find their groove. Message boards are full of questions.

Q: "How do you make the transition from being mommy to being teacher?"

A: The dichotomy between parent and teacher is an artificial one borne of necessity when parents began delegating their children's education to others. To me it's like asking "how do I make the transition between being parent and wet nurse?" That question makes no sense if the two have always been part of the same role.

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