When I read The Lonesome Gods by Louis L’amour, I was so moved by this quote from the main character’s school teacher:
”All education is self education. A teacher is only a guide, to point out the way, and no school, no matter how excellent, can give you an education. What you receive is like the outlines in a child’s coloring book. You must fill in the colors yourself.”
(Thomas Fraser to his students on the first day of school.)
Clip this delicate brass charm to your child’s journal to continually remind them that they will have to fill in the outlines themselves! Or clip it to your journal to remind yourself that you are only intended to be a guide.