“We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” — Stacia Tauscher, quoted in The Change Your Life Challenge by Brooke Noel.
One of Noel’s suggestions is to have a regular “happy half hour” with your family. Set up fresh fruit or other health snacks, pour cups of juice or some sort of drinks they like, and set apart that time for everyone, kids and adults, to connect in a positive way. No “must do” talk, no downers, no complaining — just good stuff. Encourage each other, express your gratitude for each other and the good things in your lives, share your joys, and catch up with each other.
Homeschooling families seldom need that as much as some others do, but it can’t hurt, can it? There’s never a bad time to share some happiness with our families.