I bet you see your children learning new things everyday. Have you seen them bent over something with such concentration? Have you seen them develop a passion for a particular topic or activity?
What about learning for mums? What are you learning at the moment? When was the last time you gave your brain a workout?
We have just embarked on home education with our 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter. So I am learning about how to educate children at home. As well as seeing the benefits to them, I am loving getting back to learning generally. It feels good to turn off a soap opera in favour of an interesting documentary.
So how can mums get back to learning?
Adult Education classes in their local communities
Volunteering – so many volunteering opportunities involve accessing training and developing new skills.
Personal tutoring or mentoring
What have you always wanted to learn? I have always had an interest in Ancient times so I am loving doing a project on Egypt with my daughter. I have always fancied knowing how to arrange flowers properly too – I have a weird retirement fantasy of running a florists.
If you are a blogger, are there things you could do with learning about on the technical side, photography or vlogging?
Do you know what sort of learner you are? Could you research that this week to help you choose the right learning path for you?
Talking about learning, I love how mums can learn from each other. It was great to see so many people linking up to the health issue of Striking Mums last week. I always learn something from every post I read and last week we had some great comments too. I love the idea of people making that GP or dentistry appointment perhaps partly as a result of me writing a blog post. Every mum has the ability to change another mum’s life for the better.
So my questions for you this week ..
1. When was the last time you gave your brain a workout?
2. What would you really love to learn?
3. What prevents you learning something new?
4. Who can support you with your learning and how?
I leave you with a little inspirational quote.
Learning brings more happiness than having sex, playing or watching sport or doing the National Lottery.
Finding Happiness, Gallup/North Yorkshire TEC, 1997
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