Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Taking Care of Ourselves
Another reason I love unschooling-
We've all had some nasal congestion and sore throats the last couple of
days. Started with me, then Bug, and now Josh too. Bug slept as long as
he needed. Josh is still sleeping. We'll all spend the day snuggling up
on the couch reading books or watching movies. We'll make some tea
later, sit in the bathroom with a hot shower running, snack on some
fruits and v...eggies, and focus on getting our bodies well.
Taking care of ourselves and keeping ourselves healthy is one of the
most important things we can learn. It could be argued as THE most
important thing even.
I want the boys to know how to take care
of themselves properly. Work through stress, get plenty of rest, drink
plenty of fluids, eat well (clean!), exercise in the fresh air and
sunshine. I want them to listen to what their bodies need and respond
Unfortunately I saw just the opposite of that
happening when Josh was in school. Instead it was wake up before you're
ready, its time to go. Eat right now, even if you're not hungry. And be
quick about it, there are only 30 minutes for lunch. Go to the restroom
when you're told, or you have to wait for the next break. Sit down, be
still and be quiet, your 30 minutes specified for running around are
over. Not feeling well? Can't handle this? Here's some medication.
Is it any wonder the overall health of our country is so poor? Most
people have spent/are spending 13 years of their lives in that
completely unnatural environment.