Not Just Parents

September 19th, 2010 by Nate

The boys playing a game with Grandpa

Today we had a nice Sunday afternoon with the boys playing at their grandparents’.  As many homeschooling parents can attest, it’s not just parents who teach their children but aunts, uncles, friends and grandparents as well.

This teaching varies from an outdoor game that would be a form of physical education to even teaching a trade.  The possibilities are endless.  I believe our Secretary of State wrote a book that it takes a village to raise a child.  I disagree;  it takes a family to raise one.

Its nice for the kids to spend an afternoon with their grandfather and play.  Its not just parents who teach their children and its not always traditional academics.  Sometimes its just playing a simple game.  Even Albert Einstein thought that play was the key to success.

Who am I to argue with Einstein?
“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.” -Albert Einstein