An adage is a saying that has been quoted so often that it has gained a reputation for truth. Adages tend to be pearls of wisdom and many apply to homeschooling. For example–
- Practice make perfect (think Math).
- Where there is a will there is a way (kids can and do overcome learning disabilities)
- Time flies when you’re having fun (if you make your classes fun, your kids will enjoy them and time WILL fly)
- Strike while the iron is hot (if your child becomes interested in a specific subject–figure out how to incorporate it into your homeschooling endeavors. Do it now–don’t wait.)
- Necessity is the mother of invention (sometimes we have to be innovative–for example, how are we going to teach something for almost nothing?)
- The pen is mightier than the sword (This adage can be a springboard to both a writing and a history lesson!)
- When the student is ready the teacher will appear (Sometimes that teacher is us–sometimes a mentor we find)
- Experience in the best teacher (This is a good one! How better to teach–than to DO!)
- You have only failed if you fail to try (This applies to life–and to math–and to many homeschool subjects!)
Adages do apply! To life….and to homeschooling. They can have a common sense message–or be inspirational.
Although not an adage yet–fun learning is forever learning!