I just saw this phrase and I love it. Raccoon has always marched to his own drum, and I believe he will do amazing things if I can help him stand up to the pressures pushing him down, trying to get him to conform, to be less of what he is. Sometimes, it's me. I actually told him today, "We don't need to talk about that anymore," when he obviously did.
My homeschooling phrase of the year is - let it go.
I want to study him this year, even as we jump into learning together. I have so much influence in his life right now. I worry so much about him. I don't want him to give up. He currently wants to be an inventor. I love that, except when he decides that the perfect time to make something is two minutes before we have to be out the door. I could have just given him rolls of tape for Christmas. Really.