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  •  My parents did that with us in the 60s, they (2+ / 0-)
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    SteelerGrrl, texasmom

    took us to museums, battlefields, Presidential libraries and all sorts of historical places. Then we would discuss what we saw and read the pamphlets and booklets at each stop. My sister and I , because of these vacations, took an interest in history.  Our parents instilled in us a love of learning and stressed how important an education was and promoted lifelong learning.

    I remember crying as there was no kindergarten in the district where we lived at the time.  I think this is because our parents instilled in us from a very young age how great school was. We could not wait to go.
    So Mom got books from the library and school and I could read and write before the first grade. I then taught my sister who could read and write before kindergarten.

    Our parents took a great interest in our education and participated in our education. They never missed a recital, concert, play, or sporting event we participated in. And I know it was not easy for Dad who worked 2 jobs and long hours but he managed to make it to these events, I do not know how he did it.

    But yes, our parents were adding to what we learned in our public schools constantly and daily.

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    by wishingwell on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 06:25:14 AM PDT

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