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How Grandparents Can Help Homeschool Their Grandchildren

Grandparents who help with the family’s homeschool program gain immense satisfaction and enjoyment from helping their grandchildren grow and mature. Grandchildren who learn from grandparents forever cherish the memories of the time they spent together.

4 Ways I Know Homeschool Was the Right Choice for My Family

When God convicted my family to disciple our children in an unconventional way by homeschooling, we indeed thought the idea was radical. A friend of ours said: “It’s such an old idea, it’s new.”It is true. Biblically, the notion is familiar, yet remains unfamiliar.Although the world may see it as unconventional, radical, or even wrong for parents to homeschool their children, there is clear evidence that affirms why homeschooling is right for my family.
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3 Helpful Learning and Focusing Methods for ADHD Children

Although it is not possible to entirely eliminate ADD/ADHD behaviors, in the field of special education and nutrition, we have found that there are many ways to make learning and attention easier for a child who is suffering from symptoms of hyperactivity/attention disorder or memory issues. We have found targeted nutrition, midline therapy, and right-brain teaching methods to aid children, teens, and adults in focusing and retaining information more easily.

50 Fun & Educational Field Trip Ideas

Sometimes our homeschooling needs "something", some kind of a spark, something new and different, something that doesn't necessarily involve pencils and paper, something that gets our bodies moving and our spirits refreshed. Sometimes we need--a field trip!

Online Christian Homeschool Programs: The Top 15

Homeschooling is not a new way of educating our children. Before the turn of the 20th century, all children were taught from their homes. Public school was introduced in the late 19th century, and attendance laws were enacted. The movement to have children receive their education outside the home began.In the 1980s, homeschooling came back on the scene. It was primarily evangelical Christians taking advantage of this opportunity. Because of religious convictions and a rising aversion to public schools, homeschooling saw a growth in popularity.The year 2023 is proving to set a new record in homeschooling. To help these families and others considering homeschool options, we are discussing why you should consider homeschooling and listing the best Christian homeschool programs just for you.Get our awesome PDF of the Ultimate Field Trip Bucket List to print out and check off the ones you do!Photo credit: ©Getty Images/monkeybusinessimages

How to Stay Patient through Homeschooling

Be aware of the things that upset, frustrate, or set off your children. When you see these patterns occur, you can better remedy the problem—understanding the why behind the outburst can lead to more empathy and moving through the issue more quickly.

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Homeschool Year

Every summer, starting in July, I pull all the books off the shelf and start reorganizing our baskets for the new year. It's an unhurried process for me. I like to tackle one thing at a time to not let the magnitude of the task of preparing for a new year of learning again and seemingly so soon overwhelm me.I've learned over the years that there is no one-size-fits-all method to prepare your home for a school year. Some of my friends meticulously plan out each week ahead of time. Others attend conferences and curriculum sales to gain inspiration and new content to add to their school day. Some of us wait until the day before we crack open the books once again to ensure we have everything we need to get started. Your method is the best method for your family.Even though the specifics of how you organize your school room or calendar are for you to determine, there are a few things that we all should do in order to prepare for the school year. We each need to take time to seek the Lord as we prepare our homes for our learning routine. Creating a routine for your home is also vital to keep everyone sane on this journey. Here are a few more ways to prepare for your homeschool year:Photo credit: ©GettyImages/NicoElNino

Benefits of Letting Your Teen Run a Blog

Blogging can be a powerful way for your child to sharpen their writing skills and cultivate a passion for writing. It is worth the effort. Take precautions to keep your child safe and enjoy the journey together.

3 Ways to Discern if You Should Homeschool in the Fall

Choosing how to educate your children is one of the most weighty decisions we must make as parents. School is where our kids spend a large part of their time; it's where they develop critical friendships, are shepherded by teachers, and are inspired to see God in this world he has created for us.I truly believe there is no one-size-fits-all model when it comes to decisions around educating our kids. Sometimes even families find that one setting is best for one child while another will thrive in a completely different environment. There are no easy answers regarding how we choose to educate our children.Our Father, who gently leads us, is faithful to guide us towards wisdom and truth if we are willing to hear his voice for our families. I have found that what we assume our families should look like isn't always what he is calling us to. God often takes us outside our comfort zones as parents to teach us his ways and to keep our children on the path less traveled that ultimately will point them toward Heaven.In our story, my husband and I were both teachers in public schools when our kids were young. We assumed we'd send our kids to Kindergarten on that big yellow bus and continue our careers in the schools alongside them, but God had a very different plan for our family. He softened our hearts and prepared the way for us to embrace homeschooling, and it's been a gift to our family.It was not what we expected, but we are thankful for the grace God gave us to hear his voice on these issues and make the necessary sacrifices so we could be present with our kids during these growing years. He has provided abundantly for us in and through each and every season.Here are some ways homeschooling has been a gift and a sacrifice for us that may help you as you consider the next right step for your children.
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5 Ways Working Dads Can Be Involved in Their Children's Homeschool

Ultimately, dads should not feel discouraged by the demands of work when it comes to supporting their children's homeschooling. While it might be challenging to strike a healthy balance, finding enjoyable and meaningful activities that positively contribute to their children's education is possible.By prioritizing their Spiritual growth and being intentional with their kids, dads can leverage resources within their community and significantly impact their children's homeschooling journey.

How God Fills in the Gaps for Homeschool Moms

There’s a whole new level of insecurity that moms face when they decide to homeschool their children. The responsibility of providing a well-rounded education that meets all of their state’s requirements is daunting, to say the least. As a veteran homeschool mom of 15 years, I learned a few valuable lessons along the way - the most important being how God graciously fills in the gaps.

10 Easy Ways Exhausted Moms Can Recharge This Summer

How do we accomplish rest, when we still have kids running around, all with needs that still must be met? We make rest a priority! Here are a few ideas on how to prioritize a chance for you to recharge over those sweet summer months.

11 Fun Ways to End the Homeschool Year

As soon as the birds start chirping and the flowers bloom, spring fever sets in for teachers and students! It becomes so hard to stick with the daily routine seat work. Why not embrace the carefree nature of Spring and mix things up in your homeschool routine in order to keep everyone engaged and learning up to the end of your homeschool year?Here are a few fun ideas on how to end your homeschool year joyfully as a family.Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Ashton Bingham

21 Outdoor Spring Activities to Do with Your Kids

Play enhances cognitive development in children. Running around outside stimulates the brain to better attention and apprehension of academic material. If I had followed through on my inclination to cut back on outdoor time, I would have paid a steep price in productivity.

How to Know if Homeschooling Is Right for You and Your Family

If you’re experiencing nervous excitement at the prospect of homeschooling, that’s a good sign. Most families start with a bit of apprehension, which is completely normal. If, on the other hand, your anxiety is through the roof and there’s no peace, homeschooling might not be the right fit at this time. Seek God’s wisdom and ask for His peace. If home education is His plan for your family, He’ll turn your doubts into purpose and your nervousness into motivation. He will always equip you for everything He calls you to do.

6 Tips for Homeschool Moms to Finish the School Year Strong

Consider changing your homeschool environment one or two days out of the week. Even your backyard can be a nice change of scenery. Ask Grandma if she would be willing to open her house for the day or take a scenic drive while the kids read aloud. Get creative! Any place other than the kitchen table can feel exciting and help your family get out of a rut.

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