Wisdom from Goethe. Think about homeschooling as you read this quote to help you embrace how to be a more decisive parent.

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or dehumanized. 

                                                  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This quote was shared in my training to become a Simplicity Parenting Family Coach. This training comes out of one of my all-time favorite parenting books.

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Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne is so reassuring and full of comforting stories and practical strategies to help us in raising our children. So that we can become a more decisive parent. I highly recommend it. 

For more wisdom from Goethe, check out The Moment One Commits.


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  1. Hi Jean. This is one of my favorites! It’s especially inspiring as a homeschooling mom.
    Stay warm!

  2. Yes, a favorite for sure, Siobhan. And sometimes a frightening conclusion! Hope you’re staying warm too, wind chill here is below zero (again).

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