Monday, September 6, 2010

Quote: Haystack Full of Needles

Alice Gunther in Haystack Full of Needles, A Catholic Home Educator's Guide to Socialization:
All children take after their parents to varying degrees, but the influence may be even more pronounced among homeschoolers.
Later:
This should inspire us to strive for holiness, modesty, good humor, patience, and charity--even if we fall short at times. How often have I heard my own abruptness or sarcasm mirrored by my children, yet even this is a blessing if it teaches me humility. There is nothing more important than aiming to be a worthy model for our children, particularly as they stand at the cusp of adulthood. They will know better than anyone else that we are not perfect, but will benefit from knowing we are trying.

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