Something I wrote for the iHomeschool Network about our relationships with our kids and what takes precedence:
The main point is this, but click above to read what else I had to say!
“The emotions and beliefs about themselves that children experience while they are learning will stay with them for the rest of their lives. If they associate learning with a warm, supportive environment and a feeling of competency, those connections will stay with them. If they connect math, or writing, or (fill in the blank) with feelings of stress and opposition, that will stick with them as well.”