Identity is defined as the "fact of being who or what a person or things is." When you don't know who you are, it is easy for you to be told who you are. The many misplaced beliefs, traditions, and stereotypes that have been adopted into various cultures ultimately have caused the individual to lose focus and understanding of their true identity.
"Children are great imitators. So, give them something great to imitate." -anonymous
We all are born with a life to live. We are all here for a reason. We are all a piece to the puzzle. Allow your Young Learner to be themselves. Allow them to grow and flourish spiritually, mentally, and physically with your love, guidance, and support. Teach your Young Learner to believe in themselves. Show your Young Learner that you believe in them.
Ultimately, you are guiding your Young Learner to stand on their own. It is important to grow your Young Learner in a manner that allows them to depend on themselves. Trust in your abilities to communicate and facilitate your Young Learner's education. Don't hold yourself or your Young Learner to preconceived notions or standards in relation to what "schooling" needs to look like.
We are creating life-learners. Learning doesn't end when we turn 18 and graduate from school. We are continuously being introduced to new experiences, concepts, and theories that will expand and grow us intellectually. There are no limits to what we can learn. There are no limits to what we can do.
As the parent, and the head guide in your Young Learner's educational journey, it is up to you to nurture and flourish the love for learning. This is not a race. Allow your Young Learner to grow at their own pace with their own design. No comparing. No contrasting.
Trust that you have the answers. Believe that you were meant to guide. You are amazing. Build your confidence. Own your abilities.
And remember, whatever you don't know, you can learn!!