I’ve been so silent here, in part because school has started and things are CRAY-zy, but also in part because I’ve been soul searching and imploring God for answers to this whole Homeschooling While Highly Sensitive thing.
I didn’t think I could blog without there being some purpose, some help I could give you all to make this hard work easier.
Problem is, I don’t think there are any “answers.” There’s no do this and it will all get better. Not for HSP parents, not that I can tell from everything I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot.
Maybe it’s partially my Rainforest Mind (love that analogy). I’m not satisfied by the pat answers I see other blogs giving. Read long enough and you see they are all saying the same thing over and over, using different words. When it comes to being highly sensitive/introverted and homeschooling, I think it can all boil down to “simplify” and “love”. With “love” taking higher priority.
There, I’m done blogging then, huh! 🙂
I realized yesterday after a particularly, shall we say emphatic, imploring of God, that while I can’t give you the A,B,C of what will solve your HSP/homeschooling problems, what I can give you is empathy.
And lots of it.
For example, when your son interrupts your writing for the 5th time in 10 minutes, to show you the “buddy” on Teaching Textbooks and what it’s doing, even though you just told him not to right now, and you get up not so serenely to go pace in your bedroom and ask yourself what’s wrong with you that a simple thing like that makes you want to explode…what’s wrong with your kids that they won’t listen…and why is this so hard when people are starving in Africa…
I get it.
Love to you all.