On The Home Schooling Front...12:10 AM
Moving into our own house has allowed me to really implement more of a structure for the kids. It's amazing how that actually helps kids behave better! It's kind of like the analogy that we learned in the Biblical worldview school Jeremy and I did in 2003. It's this...
If you let a group of kids play outside with no fence, they will gather in one spot and stay there or they will try and test the boundaries, because they don't know where they are. But put them in a fence and and they will move all around within the limits provided them. They feel a safety because they know what their boundaries are. They might still try to test them, because well, they are kids, but the boundary is there.
We've had our challenges, but it's going really well. I'm learning a lot about my kids...how they learn, what subjects they enjoy and which ones they would rather do without, how to help them through their frustrations, and most of all I'm learning patience!
My favorite part, though, is the weekly scripture memory and focus on character traits. I've seen such a change in Joshua since this. It really has helped him to think more about others and change his attitude. When Jeremy got home the other night from his trip, Joshua went out to help him unload because he had heard me say daddy was tired. I loved that he remembered that!
I look forward to seeing my kid's molded and made more into God's image!