When I first began homeschooling many years ago, I was both excited and terrified. I was constantly amazed by my children’s curiosity and desire to learn, but I was completely intimidated by the thought of teaching them to read. When I was a young child, I had no idea of the adventures I could take
Winter can be a discouraging season for a homeschooling family. Once the excitement of the holidays end and bright decorations are packed away, cold weather and gray skies can feel never ending. I have found I must be intentional about combating winter blues. With reduced sunshine, I am quick to feel drained and discouraged. My
It’s been a hard week at my house. As I sit here at my computer to write some encouraging words, my mind is blank. The truth is, I even opened a browser and got sucked into social media for a while. Parenting is not always easy. Although our children are a blessing, their need
It is a social standard for children to be grouped by what school grade they are in. Although homeschooling allows children to learn at their own pace, some families question if they should place their child in a church class by age or academic grade level. Home education permits students to develop and learn
February is a wonderful month to encourage our kids toward positive sibling relationships. As cold winter weather keeps many homeschooling families indoors, nerves become strained and tempers can flare. By recognizing the value of each family member and engaging in activities of communication, disagreements can be minimized. A great benefit of homeschooling is the
Christmas is rapidly approaching! In the midst of yuletide hustle and bustle there are many opportunities to teach our children to be cheerful givers, but have we taken time to teach them to be cheerful receivers? If your kids are like mine, they don’t always have their filters on when they speak. With the
Winter is a wonderful time for children to observe the beauty of creation through the nature around them. With only a little effort this can occur right in your own backyard. I usually prefer to enjoy winter’s beauty from inside my warm home. Just outside the window of my office stands a large maple
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