Homeschooling history doesn’t need to include boring textbooks that present only one side. On Monday, April 8, history was made. Margaret Thatcher died at the age of 87.
If you don’t recognize the name, it’s time to start with the basics. She was the British Prime Minister. She was called the Iron Lady and was touted as a great leader. She showed the world that you could stand your ground and still be feminine. She never compromised either. Visit history.net for more information on her life.
During her lifetime, she accomplished notoriety for many feats. Incorporate not only history in the making, but literature and poetry as well when you review some of her most famous quotes.
Following are some of her quotes that homeschoolers may take to heart. Visit the slideshow on this article for more.
Ever get discouraged with your decision to homeschool:
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
Keep going, even on the rough days:
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Not all, but many of the main teacher of homeschoolers are women. When you meet others who imply that homeschooling is not something you can handle, keep these words in mind:
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
When you’ve struggled with a child to understand fractions, scientific terms or any subject he or she is having difficulty with:
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Stay consistent and true to what you believe:
Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Lest you think she believed in the empowerment movement of women:
I owe nothing to women’s lib.
Keep going, and don’t be discouraged, afraid or alarmed if the going gets tough:
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you had everything to do, and you’ve done it.