Even as adults, we some times insist on taking the hard road. Thanks for sharing this story. I can see all kinds of applications for it.
What a great illustration! Jesus taught in such a manner, and got his point across, as you have also done. Thank you for this reminder. We shouldn't be frustrated with our children, but adapt to THEIR learning styles.
I'm SO glad that Rainbow Science looks like a good fit for you! It's very hands-on, so it really can be great for some kids. I have even heard Jay Wile of Apologia say that he thinks it's a good curriculum!
I loved this article--very nice object lesson! I've got one "kit" who learns differently, and I'm doing just that now--trying to figure out what will work best for him. (By the way, thank you so much for your suggestion of Rainbow Science. I had never heard of it, and after the two of us took a good look at both Rainbow and Apologia, this young "kit" responded much more enthusiastically to the Rainbow science lesson. Can't wait to try it!).