I have been doing some research and reading for our homeschool adventure.
Many of the books look at the way children learn and experience their world, and how to help them navigate it all.
As I was reading, one of my favorite Jack Johnson songs, “Hope,” came on. My favorite lyric from this song goes like this:
You don’t always have to hold your head higher than your heart.
To me this means we do not have to overthink things.
It means the “right” answer does not always come from our logical brain.
It means our emotions and emotional intelligence are important.
In a world that exalts genius and being smart, I wonder if the heart and all it has to offer is undervalued.
I love that my son can read chapter books. But I am most proud when he shares at the park, encourages a teammate, or works tirelessly at a passion.
I definitely want my daughter to learn to read in the next year. But I smile wider when she expresses joy to decorate and fill our new “giving jar.”
Our heads do not have to be higher than our hearts.