If you've been connected with Veritas Press for any length of time, you know that we are dedicated to excellence, and we maintain high standards for ourselves and the families we serve. We don't do this because we expect all our students to attend Ivy League universities or become astrophysicists. We pursue excellence because we believe it pleases God to develop that which He created in each of us, and we want to unlock the full potential of the young lives that have been entrusted to us – for whatever field of endeavor they choose to pursue. Over the years, we have found that our growing community of Veritas families has that same spirit of excellence and a willingness to do hard things.
Of course, the problem with doing hard things is, well . . . they're hard. However, just because we have all chosen to pursue a more challenging path, doesn't mean we ought walk around miserable and exhausted. We can and should have joy in our journey. For those who sometimes feel overwhelmed, or if you believe that you're falling short in your role as a parent educator, I present the following article by guest writer Todd Wilson who, I believe, offers some encouragement to help you regain some perspective and, hopefully, your joy!
by Todd Wilson
I’m convinced that the most difficult job in the world is not a rocket scientist, nuclear physicist, or brain surgeon. Without a shadow of a doubt, I believe that illustrious designation belongs to the homeschooling mom.
I should know, after all, because I’m married to one. And if you’re at all like her (and you are) then I know what you’re feeling right about now. It never fails. Two months into the school year, and you are probably ready to throw in the towel. All those happy thoughts you felt BEFORE the first school day are long gone. Those great plans and lofty ideals you had about the glories of learning and enjoying it, have been squashed flatter than a possum on the highway.
Columbus Day Activities
I expect by now your school year is up and running pretty smoothly. Most of us have settled into a routine and have found what works and what doesn’t. It might be a good time to throw in some extras to keep things from becoming too predictable. October 8th is Columbus Day—a fun “extra” to study and celebrate.
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- Connecting on Facebook
- Summer Reading Contest Winners
- New College Prospective Student Weekend
- Teaching and Consultant Openings
Q. Is it permissible to copy, reduce, or enlarge images from the history or Bible cards and teacher's manuals in order to make games for our own family's use? For example, I enlarged the image of the pottery on the Mycenaean Culture card for each child, cut it into pieces, and put questions from the teacher's manual on the back of each piece. The kids roll the dice, choose that numbered piece, answer the question, then see who can put the broken pottery back together first. Does this violate any copyright laws?