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Sabrina , mom to 4 fab kids!
Homeschooling mom to four kids, ages 18, 18, 10, and 6.
Originally Posted by libbylu
my only hope is that the impossibly hard times when all the kids are little is but brief. Do your kids help with things at all? I've got #2 on the way, and #1 is still so little-- I'm kind of scared. #1 really likes "helping" with everything. of course he's not really much help, but maybe he will be soon!
I like a lot of what montessorri philosophy says about the capabilities of young children; that they actually love to work, and can do much more than we might think, if we teach them and give them good tools. I remember this from my own younger siblings.
anyway, I know my house sure isn't set up like the ideal montessorri environment for a young child, but I'm trying to lose extra things and find good places and systems for things.
another thing is that I don't really know any other moms of bigger families very well; especially not closely spaced. My own mother, who is teaching young mothers, says that she has recently met a lot of young catholic mothers with big families, who seem to manage beautifully. I haven't found any forums of these beautifully-managing mothers of many young children, but I think it would really help to meet some people who really know how to do it. I have tons of questions for them!
Sabrina , mom to 4 fab kids!
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