Many homeschooling parents find themselves in a situation where they are educating special needs children. What are special needs? Special Needs Every child comes with challenges for his or her parents. But certain challenges are called special needs. Special needs can be medical challenges such as diabetes or cancer, physical challenges like a missing
With Christmas being America’s most-celebrated holiday, there are expectations and responsibilities that come along with the festivities. This is a perfect time to teach our teens and children life skills! Things we adults do like budgeting, scheduling, cooking, baking, menu planning, communicating, and showing hospitality can all be passed on to our sons and
Gratitude changes the atmosphere in our house. Here are some practical ways to create and keep a culture of gratitude in your home school. Start the Day with Praise Surrender your day to the Lord each morning. Ask Him to pour out his peace, joy, and love into every heart. When you give control
Columbus Day is a national holiday in the U.S. and many other countries in the Western Hemisphere. It’s fun to celebrate Columbus Day with hands-on learning and good books. On October 12, 1492, Columbus landed on an island he renamed San Salvador. An Italian who sailed under the Spanish flag, Christopher was a devout
“Honey, you need to rewrite this paper….” “I hate writing!” Tears, frustration, and raised voices – is this what teaching writing is like at your house? We often deceive ourselves into thinking that some kids are good writers and others are not. While it is true that some children are gifted writers, all teens
Do you have children that feel intimidated in some areas of their life? My children were all incredibly shy. They never wanted to speak or perform in front of other people. Yet, they had a lot of good stuff to say and were talented musically. I was inspired by Caedmon, a British shepherd from
It’s almost that time. Soon you and the children will be back on another year-long learning adventure. Here are some ways to get the school year off to a great start that have worked for me. Brainstorm, adapt them, and find your own back-to-school checklist. Here is my back to school checklist: Review Last
I started college in the early 1980s as a young believer enthusiastically reading my Bible each day. As a nursing major, I was bombarded with evolution in all my classes. Without anyone telling me, I knew the Bible taught that God created the world in 6 days. Jesus even mentioned it! I was confused.