As a homeschooling family, understanding takes many shapes or parts in our day to day life. First is our need to be understanding to one another. With being together day in and day out every day, there has to be a level of understanding among us. Too many times it is easy to jump to conclusions or fly off in an over reaction. So we need to take time and act in an understanding manner.
The children need to understand the material they are learning about in each subject. I do not expect that they will always like or enjoy every subject, but I do expect them to put forth their best efforts.
Finally, there needs to be understanding between my husband and me. We need to be on the same page and have the same goals and objectives regarding our family. If we disagree, we must be sure we avoid doing so in the presence of our children. I try to understand what thoughts he has and I pray that he does the same in regards to my thoughts and wishes.
So that is what comes to mind when I hear the letter “U”. So what comes to your mind when you see the letter “U”.