So we have started our CM adventure in learning and our goal for this week was to learn the first part of the student motto as well as 4 site words. I must tell you I was a little skeptical of this, but to my surprise it was great. My 5 year old can now recite the entire first section of I Am as well as spell and identify four site words. AM, GOD, ME, TO! Which for some may seem petty but I was amazed when I gave her a meek shaft spelling test today over those for words and she got all 4 correct. I mean I always thought you had to sit a child down at a desk feed them each letter sound, and so on for them to learn how to spell and read words. Not so! On top of that we were outside and she collected the mail for me she came back saying in her grown up voice “He is so nice that mail man. He is always nice to kids” So I thought great teaching moment on stranger awareness. I said to her, “well just because he is nice doesn’t mean you have to be “very” nice to him.” she say’s “Mommy I have to be nice to everyone because I am a child of God. and if I am not nice to everyone I won’t be a person of great value.” My mouth dropped, I was almost stomped for a minute. But then I said, “that is true mommy is saying that you don’t have to get in his car or take candy from him etc just to be nice to him.” “Oh, I know that” She stated back. So overall today was very productive for us and I am a proud teacher/student/mommy!
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My name is Tanyell! I am a Masters Level Marriage and Family Therapist and Life Coach, however I am a writer and photographer at heart! My mission is to help people move beyond the walls in their life, start living outside of the box, and live a nontraditional life in order to reach their full potential and desires! Society has a way of wanting to put us all in these package little boxes and say that this is the only way to achieve happiness and success. We then find ourselves trapped in these boxes with the walls collapsing in on us, I am here to help you break free and get back to your happy!! I am a married to the love of my life, Lani, and together we have 6 awesome, unique, and nontraditional children along with one baby angel! I am an advocate for homeschooling, homebirths, natural births, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, attachment relationships, attachment parenting, nontraditional living, and keeping your marriage spicy while maintaining your identity as a woman! View all posts by Tanyell