Wordless Wednesday: Learning From Our Children

Written by NPN_Admin on August 31st, 2011

Edited by Momma Jorje

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This week we asked: What does learning from our children look like?

(Read more about natural learning on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles.)



From Charise: “My son teaches me to see the beauty and magic in even the smallest bits of nature.”

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.


From Jennifer: “”Yes Mommy, I CAN drink two drinks at the same time.” L1 proving me wrong, again. Eventually I will learn that he believes he can achieve anything, and that is a good thing.”

Jennifer blogs at True Confessions of a Real Mommy.


Amy at Peace 4 Parents continually learns about the circle of love through breastfeeding her children. Maybe she’ll write about it one day…


From Kymberlee: “We’ve learned innovative ways to store toys! (Check out those socks!)”


“We’ve learned that sometimes co-sleeping IS dangerous. For adults.”


“We’ve learned patience. And being easy-going.”

Kymberlee blogs at Our Crazy Corner of the World.


In the often gloomy Pacific Northwest, George continually teaches his mama that you can’t let rain spoil the fun.

Stefanie blogs at very, very fine.


A lesson in listening to, and respecting, your body. If you are sleepy, nap.

Emily blogs at Embrita.


From Sarah: “While visiting my parents back east, my son
found a bunch of snails and asked if we could race them.”

Sarah blogs at Tops and Bottoms.


Kieran, son of Dionna at Code Name: Mama, shows off a pretty accurate front crawl. Kieran taught his mama that he was ready to tackle a challenging situation. He was capable of so much more than Dionna imagined!


From Phoebe: “My daughter taught me that instead of picking apples by hand, it’s much more fun to whack them out with a BIG STICK! (Note: possibly not a very apple-friendly option…)”

Phoebe blogs at Living under the iron fist of my tinkers.


“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” (Angela Schwindt)

Christine blogs at African Babies Don’t Cry.


As a biology teacher, Abbie’s passion is learning about plants and animals, but 17-month-old Joshua’s love for all things mineral has given his mommy a new-found appreciation for rocks, sand, soil and mud.

Abbie blogs at Farmer’s Daughter.


From Moorea: “Iris teaches me fearlessness every day. Try anything new. When you fall, get back on the horse.”

Moorea blogs at MamaLady: Adventures in Lesbian Parenting.

Tell us: What does learning from our children look like in your family?

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Learning From Our Children

  1. Lauren  

    These were alternately touching and HILARIOUS. Thanks so much for this week’s topic! I loved it.

  2. Melissa K.  

    I love everyone’s take on this topic. Such wise children we all have!

  3. Melissa

    What a great theme! Sweet pictures.

  4. Rebekah  

    These photos are all so wonderful <3

    I love the message that goes along with them – children are very wise and such great teachers :)

  5. Amy  

    Aww, how fun and sweet! It’s always exciting to see what everyone comes up with for each week’s theme. =)

  6. Katrina Hanley

    Sometimes I get so busy thinking about Test scores and reading levels. I give extra workbook pages and read and read. And sometimes I forget to take joy in their smiles. And making a mudpie can be learning as much as flashcards. :)

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