Monday, November 22, 2010

Siblings

One of the joys of homeschooling is watching siblings develop relationships that simply couldn't happen if they didn't have the chance to spend all day with each other every day. It's wonderful, truly.

We can let the older kids get caught up in their academic assignments and responsibilities and miss important and relationship building moments with their younger siblings.


Most of the time, they spend time with each other naturally.
Other times, I have to initiate the moments.
Either way, having siblings spend time alone together strengthens their bonds in ways that nothing else can.

And it sure makes mamas happy to watch.

What are you doing to encourage sibling relationships?

1 comment:

  1. I came across your site through the teaching/homeschool section of Picketfence and thought I would share a creative writing site for kids (and adults) that I have just set up - come and see the "I Wonder Chronicles for literacy and creativity" - use the prompts and add to the wonder!

    more here:
    http://dthaase-lines.blogspot.com/p/wonder.html

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