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I love working with children - my own children, other homeschool children in groups, the children at my Kumon centre.
Working with children, however, can be a bit isolating. One has to create opportunities for input from other adults.
A few months ago, some fellow homeschool mums and I got together for a margarita party. We shared and laughed a lot. We have regular Mothers Nights Out.
I decided to extend this philosophy to Kumon.
I asked a few other Kumon Supervisors to agree that we would visit each of our centres, bimonthly and over the course of a year, in order to learn and to offer each other constructive criticism. To grow as we work with children and encourage their growth.
And we decided to follow these visits with a meal together - for friendship and to facilitate discussion and sharing and learning.
Today was our first centre visit, follwed by lunch at Chillis.
I suggested we call ourselves the Margarita Club ( I love margaritas ) - and the Supervisors and I celebrated the lunch with - margaritas, of course.
For most, it was their first introduction to margaritas and to the group sharing concept .
Both were fun ! Both involved learning.
I think that those of us who work with children, homeschoolers/teachers/Kumon Supervisors/whatever, really need this support and information sharing.
I also think its important for parents to have a similar time for talking and friendship - keeps the family on an even keel.
I plan to organize a date with my husband, too.
What about you? Do you have a support group or a date time or a Margarita Club?