"We want the 283 easy steps to an educated child. "
Yep, that's exactly what I want! LOL
Yet, I know in my heart that it's just not possible, especially with children who have special needs.
I get very wrapped up in following a system... because I feel like if I follow it, it'll be the "283 easy steps to an educated child." I don't like to deviate, even when I feel uncomfortable, for fear of messing up the steps.
But in the end, it's the methods that really make the difference. Ambleside... Well-Trained Mind... Simply Charlotte Mason... they are all systems. They are all good systems, but I can't be so ingrained in them that I forget that I'm teaching children. Real people who don't always fit into systems. And that's OK! It's the methods that matter in the end!