by Mbuyi and Mong-Tham Khuzadi
I wanted to take a moment to talk with you about some activities in the homeschooling world that may affect your long-term ability to homeschool.
As you know, homeschooling is a growing phenomenon throughout the United States. Parents everywhere are turning to the option they have to home educate and disciple their children in safety, love, and with the values they believe in. This is good for us as a community and each of the children individually.
by Vicki Bentley
You had a wonderful plan last fall for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then…It happened (pick one):
- Your husband got transferred and you have now moved cross-country, separated from your family or community support system.
- Your husband has been deployed and you pray for his safety while holding down the fort alone.
- The morning sickness has lasted five months, and shows no sign of slowing.
by Vicki Bentley
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What does all that have to do with your homeschooling?
I specified those homemaking items first--meals, routines and bedtimes (including yours), and basic housekeeping–because if your house isn't functioning, then "school" won't either. If we feel that something has to give, it will be the homeschooling that gets the boot.
Make a plan, starting from where you are now.
by Joyce Herzog
Let’s suppose you have two kittens. One loves to cuddle and is on your lap every time you sit down. The other keeps its distance and rarely accepts cuddling. Would you force the one to cuddle who prefers to keep its distance? Would you refuse to cuddle the one who is always available?
You also have two house plants. One is a cactus. The other is a delicate ivy. Do you put both in the bright hot sun and water them both once a month?
As ridiculous as both of those sound, isn’t that exactly what we try to do with children?