The Living Waters Homeschool is our family homeschool. We would like to invite you to take a look at what we're doing, where we've been and where we're going. You'll be able to share in the ups and downs of home education and parenting. We'll be posting pictures of projects and trying to keep up with our homeschool blog. So, sit back, relax, make yourself at home and visit for a while!
Our main focus this year is to rediscover the joy and fun of learning! Isn't that what homeschooling's all about? We're learning as our son does and trying to adapt our homeschool to fit his special needs - exactly why we chose to homeschool in the first place! And as we complete our activities and projects we'll be taking pictures and posting them for the 2007/08 year. You can read about the curricula we have used in the past and what we are currently using in Our Homeschool History.
If you have any questions about homeschooling, homeschooling gifted children, homeschooling with a learning disability, etc., please feel free to contact us.
"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating."
I'll never forget the first time I read the above quote. I'm not sure how long I sat there on the verge of tears with my mouth hanging open, but I knew that in these few words someone had captured how I have always felt. They also captured the "more" that is our son. It has answered a lot of questions and raised many more, but I do believe "more" is an excellent way to look at gifted/intense children.
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