True Story of Shy Daughter Transformed

by Fathima Mansoor
(KZN South Africa)

My daughter was very shy and everything must be done with her. She is eleven years old. She is brilliant, but because of being shy she could not move forward in her life.


I always have to speak for her, anything she wanted and this I could not handle. I saw an advert in the S A India magazine for homeschooling with Brainline. I looked at the advert and I did show it to my daughter. I asked her what she thought about it. She looked keen and quite interested and could have more time to religious studies. Being a muslim we require to pray five times a day. It is compulsory.

By the time my daughter got back from school it is four o'clock. Her meal times was disrupted, her prayer times were missed. She was more tired with lots of homework, sleeping late and I was not at all happy with this kind of pressure on children.

This year 2011 I have registered with Brainline grade 6 and today I'm quite happy to see my daughter work so well independently. She is no more the shy girl. I can leave her alone for a few hours to run my errands. Her knowledge has grown enormously. Lots of use of dictionary. She reads more books. Her understanding of each subject has grown so much. She feels proud to practice her learnings. Practicing your knowledge is more important than just reading and wanting a certificate at the end of the year.

She has her meals on time.Her prayers are on time. Sleeps early and sleeps well. A full day, very happy, very discipline. I think we have made the right choice. Three important things to be noted : Meals and sleep and prayer. Socializing with her school friends in the weekend.

Great life. Life is fun and we should enjoy it the proper way. If you want a disciplined child then try this home schooling. It's great. No competition.

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Feb 22, 2016
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True Story of a Shy Daughter Transformed
by: Fathima

Thank you.I wish for all the children in the world to be happy and have a stressfree learning environment.Always accept and respect a child for learning at his or her own space.Do not push or instill fear of knowing it all!Ha ha ha we all learn as our experiences take us and yet we want our innocent little ones to impress us,that is a no! no!JUST LET THEM BE!!!!!!!!

Feb 22, 2016
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Shy kids just need the right environment
by: Lucy

Shy kids just need the right environment. Schools have good intentions to educate and teach children to learn and to grow. However not all schools provide the right environment for our kids. Not that the schools are bad, but I believe schools are for the regular average kids on the block. If your children is smart or slow, school curriculum would either bore them or frustrate them.

Oct 20, 2015
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True Story
by: Anonymous

The clarity in your post is simply spectacular and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
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Mar 08, 2012
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Your shy daughter made confident through Homeschool
by: Author

Dear Mrs Mansoor,

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sure that there are many parents out there struggling with the same issue as you did. Your story speaks so much truth and is so encouraging. It gives hope to those who thinks that their children are going down the wrong path and are unable to change.

Homeschooling has helped thousands of kids stuck in the rut. Public schools are good for some, but not for all.

To all parents who are struggling with your kids educational progress, dare to get out of the rut; move to alternative education - Homeschooling or Montessori Method. Perhaps your child would excel and achieve confidence - just like Mrs F Mansoor daughter.

What a great story. Thank you once again, Mrs Mansoor.

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