Even though we take time off during the summer from planned academic studies, we don’t stop learning. I plan very little though and encourage my daughters to assume much of the responsibility for their summer learning. Here’s how I help my children assume responsibility for their education.
Homeschooling is a demanding, 24/7 job. Especially when my children were young it was difficult because I felt like was always on duty. I would often feel guilty when I made comments about wanting a break. I came to realize that I needed time away so I could rest and recharge in order to be a better mom and teacher. In this episode, you will find strategies and tips to help you find time to recharge and encouragement to let go of the guilt.
God has a unique plan for your homeschool. He is not calling you to make your homeschool look like anyone else’s. It is okay to let go of the guilt and shame of comparison and embrace the struggles and unique challenges your family faces. It is okay to embrace the passions and gifts he has given your family. Hear more from Becky Redman about how she learned to thrive and walk in faith that God has a purpose for her family.
What works for one family does not always work another. Tiffanie Smith shares practical tips to help you find your groove and make homeschooling work for your family. She also reminds us that it is okay to have the perspective of homeschooling just for this season. You don’t have to have it all figured out right now. Regardless of how long you have been homeschooling, you will be blessed by this interview!
We can get so consumed by what others tell us education should look like for our children that we forget education can be living and joyful. Crystin Morris reminds us that when we spend time developing our relationship with our children and cherishing the time we have with them we can embrace the principles and educational philosophy we are learning about and implementing in our homes in a more organic way. She shares with us what this might look like during the preschool years and beyond.
Your family has a unique culture. And it’s okay to embrace it! Emily Copeland shares how she learned that it is okay to embrace what makes your family special. Once she learned how to embrace her philosophy of education and still sprinkle in the things that her family loved, she was freed to create a family culture that allows her to build connections and relationships with her children.
Leah Martin provides an interesting perspective as she shares the process she went through of letting go of other people’s expectations of what her children should be learning and how their homeschool should look. She reminds us how the early years requires a very different approach than the school years and what that looks like in her home. She also relates how she has learned the value of building her children’s skills and abilities to learn in many different learning styles.
Dana Wilson reminds us that we can provide a customized education for our children that will not look like anyone else’s. She shares how she has been able to provide her children with what they need through their home education journey. She also shares advice she has learned along the way that has made a life long impression on her children.