What can I do for my reluctant learner?

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When Winston Churchill was a little boy, few if any would have thought that he would grow up to play a role on the world stage. Young Winston did fine in subjects that interested him, but his other grades were terrible. His test-taking skills were abysmal. At one point, he was last in his class.

But as he got older, he kept learning. He read voraciously while serving in the army. He entered politics and eventually led the United Kingdom as Prime Minister during World War II.

A boy whom almost nobody believed in finally grew up. He took longer than most boys do, but he grew up in the end.

Don’t despair if your child is not at the place that other people–or maybe you yourself–think he should be right now. Winston Churchill didn’t have to be good at every “school” subject. In the end, his pursuit of his interests helped him become one of the most important people of the twentieth century. Without Winston Churchill, that century might have ended with Adolf Hitler ruling the world.*

You just never know when God will place your child in just the right place at just the right time to do something amazing–maybe in a nation, maybe in a village, or maybe in a home.

(*Yes, I know that Adolf Hitler would have been 111 if he had lived to the year 2000! This was one of those one funny glitch after another funny glitch video recording sessions. We decided to leave this glitch in and ask for your grace — and a smile! I keep telling you mamas that it’s okay if you and your kids aren’t perfect. I’m not perfect either. — Charlene)

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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