Big Brother and Little Brother
The best gift a mom has is when her oldest son matures enough to be a mentor to her youngest son. This moment for me happened at the Lacrosse team end of season party. My oldest son was able to coach and mentor his brother along with some other great young boys.
THE EXPERIMENT OF DOING NOTHING
Well it's been three weeks and I didn't really allow Speed Racer to do an extra-curricular activities. Since he was burned out, and I was burned out I told him to just relax. However, NO VIDEO GAMES and NO LAPTOP unless he has a valid reason to use it.
WHAT DID HE DO?
Opted to going outside to play basketball, ping pong, ride his skateboard, washed the car, picked coconuts from our tree, took out the trash.
Then he said, "I'm bored, can I have the computer to look up some science experiments on I can do?"
Then while watching these videos on:
- Science Experiments
- Crazy things people do
- Conspiracy Theories
- Video Game Play
AFTER BORING DAYS of THAT
He said, "What do I have to do for my work?"
My answer, "Nothing. Figure it out. Your choice. If you want to go to camp in July, the work for the year should be finished." *wink*
His actions, he finished all his Study.com subjects (Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy)
Then his CTCMath Algebra 1 and Geometry.
SO...UNSCHOOLING with MOTIVATION for MY KID actually WORKS.
In 3 weeks.