I’d given up on doing morning time as a family. I never could meet the needs of both my high school teenagers and my young 1st and 2nd graders. Then I read Better Together by Pam Barnhill.

Before I finished the book I was inspired to restart morning time as a family. This time I’m concentrating on Pam’s 3 R’s. We have a ritual to start morning time and the school day. We spend a few minutes reciting together. And then I move to a read aloud.

Right now we’re reading great children’s literature my teenagers never got the chance to read, books such as the Phantom Tollbooth. It’s short, it’s simple, and it’s sweet. All the kids love our time together, and I adore the gentle start to the day.

Better Together changed my homeschool for the better.

Sara Dennis

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