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Funniest Homeschool Day EVER          

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Relational Homeschooling    

Diana Waring

Dear Friends,


Do you remember the saying, “Give me a fish and I’ll eat for a day, teach me to fish and I’ll eat for a lifetime”?


It is as true for laughter as it is for seafood!


“Tell me a joke, and I’ll laugh for a minute.

Teach me good humor, and I’ll laugh for a lifetime.”


So, rather than sharing some of the most hysterical moments in my homeschooling journey, I would rather take this opportunity to share with you how YOU can enjoy your own hilarious homeschool.


Here are my 10 Rules and Regulations for Humor, excerpted from one of the most popular workshops I have ever presented:

  1. Don’t gain a laugh at someone else’s expense–if it makes fun of someone else, don’t do it.
  2. Sarcasm, put-downs, and snide remarks are NOT allowed– speak the truth in LOVE.
  3. Ethnic jokes CAN be, “We belong; they don’t!”–demeaning does not reflect God’s way.
  4. Crude jokes are in bad taste–adults are the ones who set the standard here.
  5. Puns are FOUNDATIONAL–start with a basic “Knock, Knock” joke, and teach why it is funny.
  6. Memorize a few good jokes–give your kids success through tried-and-true laughter makers!
  7. Play with language–like “spoonerisms” and limericks.
  8. Home must be safe–demeaning, disrespect, and sarcasm are out of bounds.
  9. Practice makes funny–take time to play with humor; put it in your weekly schedule!
  10. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

According to Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart is good medicine … ” And laughter is one of the best ways to cheer up a home, especially one filled with fun-loving kids!!


For more explanation of these ten rules and regulations, along with some of the funniest stories from my homeschool adventures, check out my Hilarious Homeschool Workshop on CD.

Remember, stay relational!



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