I’m gearing up for the Minnesota Home Education Conference and Curriculum Fair this Friday and Saturday at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. I will be speaking on Homeschooling Help from St. Therese, and Working with Your Child’s Temperament. Here are the slides for the St. Therese talk. I posted the slides for the Temperament talk two weeks ago.
These are 7 lessons we can learn from St. Therese’s time as assistant novice mistress in Carmel. Therese was a mother to the women under her direction, although many of them (including her sister Celine) were older than her. She teaches us to humble ourselves before God, realizing we cannot succeed as parents or educators of our children without His help. We must trust Him for everything, including the results.
In the meantime, we are His servants alone. We do not serve our kids, our neighbors, or a method or curriculum. We are only answerable to Him. And so are our friends and fellow homeschoolers.
Please pray for the success of my talks. I am sure I will have lots of stories and photos to share soon. If you are going to the conference, please stop by and introduce yourself!