On The Home Schooling Front...

12:10 AM

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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!

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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!

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4 comments

  1. Fantastic! It's so great to see results from all the parenting effort we pour into our children. Is the character-building part of the curriculum you are using?

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  2. love the quote from the biblical worldview! I agree with blissful, the results from seeing our efforts in building character in our children is worth its weight in gold.

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  3. How lovely... this encourages me, EP is only 18 months old but I'll start ministry and work next month and Frank and I have decided that we would start "pre-school" at home, so we'll get some books and materials and we will take turns teaching EP and giving lessons at home. It's quiet a challenge but we pray for wisdom and the ability to be good parents and teachers.

    I'm glad everything is going well with you and the kids, they look like they are having lots of fun :)

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  4. I've always said...schooling my children at home has taught me MORE than I ever thought....and it's not just the character in my children that had to be worked on...

    And routine is great...although it's fun to do something unexpected every once in a while...

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