Let’s talk about the hard things of homeschooling. There are times (maybe years) where you are homeschooling through illness. Or, maybe the lack of finances or job security is particularly hard. What about that marriage that is hanging in the balance? What about those teens that are rebellious? What about the trials that keep coming?
When I first began homeschooling 25 years ago, I didn’t even think to add typing to my children’s education. But when I saw them use an online learning game and watched them “hunt and peck” for letters on the keyboard, I knew it was time. Today, typing has become a skill that most of our
Half of my children were early readers, and half were late readers. There were struggles that we pushed through. Some tears were dried. But in the end, with consistent day by day help and encouragement, they are all good readers now. One needed vision help; one needed help for dyslexia—some needed more time. We read
Our youngest is now an active ten year old. He can’t sit still while doing book work. His body has to move. The chairs have to move (rock, shuffle, and fall over). The pencil has to fly. His body and hands and feet have to move. His mouth has to make noises. It can be
It’s easy to be creative with math in the elementary years. I am not creative when it comes to middle, junior, and high school math. My kids just have to do it. Yes, there will be hard math days and sometimes even tears. These are opportunities to teach children to do hard things and to be overcomers.
Two things I know: God is an artist, and God loves music. The Scriptures reveal these two aspects of God. If we want our children to be like Him, we should not dismiss these two avenues in our instruction. And, we should never underestimate the power of music and art in a child’s life. It
What is wrong with me? I am definitely not ready to even think about school yet. In fact, I am feeling a little down. My biggest problem is my focus is on me! How I feel. What I need. How I fail. This is the real reason for my blues. I need a change of perspective.
Struggling this Christmas? Have faith in the God Who sees and hears! I want to share with you my favorite true Christmas testimony of the goodness of God. The fervent prayers of a righteous mom avail much! Oranges for Christmas It was Christmas 1975, and I was in the sixth grade. Two of my very favorite childhood