Saturday, August 30, 2008

Inspiration for Overwhelmed HS Parents

I came across this lovely quote today while I was reading one of my favorite books -

The Earth Speaks by Steve Van Matre

I get so many questions from people asking if they are "doing enough" and I often read messages on the lists I belong to debating what children should learn and what they don't need to learn, etc....and we are all so overwhelmed by information too!

This quote speaks to me deeply on this issue:

Anatole France said, "Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire."

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