“Training the mind is no simple task!…But in a classical education, we are willing to work through these difficult mental exercises because we recognize that the mind is the vital link between the heart and the mouth.”
I recorded this into my commonplace book some time ago without an attribution. If you know who said it, please let me know, and I’ll attribute the quote.
In any case, I heartily agree with this sentiment. So many times I’ve heard the assertions that homeschooling must be so hard, so time-consuming, so, so, so…
You know it too. If you are just starting out, you’ll soon have a canned answer ready that you’ll whip out without a second thought. I joke that I didn’t want to awaken early enough to get four kids on a bus. I’ll admit that is was partly that and the fact that I wanted my children to know not only how to think, but how to think independently.
Read the rest over at Sandbox to Socrates.