Now that my nine children are grown, I often hear remarks from friends complimenting my adult children’s servant-heartedness. I love that, and as I reflect back to the many years I homeschooled my children, I realize that a large part of why they are that way today is probably due to the many community
Were you hoping to have more of a focus on Bible study in your homeschool lessons, but when you take one long look at your routine, you see that it often gets dropped? Well, you can always rearrange the way you do school and make sure it begins to take priority—that is one of the
According to Galatians Chapter 5, the fruit of the Spirit includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. How do these fruits relate to home education? A better question to ask might be, what if I am NOT seeing these fruits in our homeschool? What is missing, and what do I
I kill nearly every plant that comes into my house. In keeping with that gift, I also let things die outside. But this time, my children took on the garden project themselves, and they are actually growing and producing some fruit. My kids loved the fact that I didn’t micro-manage everything but let them
“I Don’t Get It!” Have you felt unprepared and unqualified to teach? Do you lack knowledge? It is actually easy to find the knowledge you need either through teacher’s manuals, internet searches, libraries, or your own research. But maybe there are those days where you just don’t understand the big picture, you feel like
“How do you know if homeschool is right for your child?” This is a question that I am often asked. Truth be told, I think people expect me to tell them that it is always the right choice for their child. It is almost as if they are asking my permission to homeschool or
It may seem tempting some days. Why not send the kids on the public school bus and have the whole day (and the house!) to yourself? Or head off to a job where you can earn some respect and increase the family budget. Wouldn’t that be nice? But . . . wait a minute.
From the TeachingtheWord Bible Knowledgebase Part four of a series. Read part three. Are Christian homeschooling parents in danger of raising children who are “socially stunted” or “hothouse Christians” who cannot function in the “real world”? What does Scripture say? Christian parents often express the fear that their children will be “stunted socially” if they homeschool them. Some