Archives for May 2016
Help for Angry Mommas
“Take up my yoke upon you and learn of me. I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your soul.” Matthew 11:29
Yeah, no. There is no way I wanted to be gentle and humble after that phone call. [Read more…]
What is the best homeschool curriculum for 4 year olds?
I love this question! I love the enthusiasm and devotion of a mom who wants to inspire her child’s love of learning.
The best part is homeschooling kids under the ages of 7-8 is inexpensive, easy, and fun.
Don’t make this common mistake
Personality Type Test
This is a short and simple personality test meant to give you a general idea of your style. One of the pitfalls to personality tests is the tendency to want an absolutely clear, complete picture of ourselves. This is not possible nor necessarily desirable. Who we are at work and how we respond to situations may be very different from how we act at home. [Read more…]
9 Parenting Hacks to Raise Cooperative Kids
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You can raise kids who are cooperative, fun, respectful and obedient without fear of turning them into repressed robots.
1. Respect them Respect their God-given individuality, their interests, their gifts. They may not be like you. They may not perform the way you want them to. They may not like the things you like. They are not meant to be mini-me’s.
2. Affirm their worth and dignity. They need to know they are valued. Listen to what they have to say, give them your full and undivided attention. Ask questions about what is important to them. This is a sure way to build a stronger, more respectful and cooperative relationship. [Read more…]
The Cure for Homeschool Overwhelm
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Do you ever have those days when you are so overwhelmed with things to do and it all needs to get done NOW and the kids are fighting, and you’ve got to get dinner started, and your friend called to invite you to her latest home party, and your husband wants you to run out and pick up some materials for a project he’s going to work on this weekend, and oh, while you are out you might as well grab some groceries and get the literature book you put on hold at the library…. [Read more…]
Unit Studies for fun, stress free learning
There are so many ways to take in and retain information. Using just reading, writing and regurgitating onto a test may be okay in the short term, but for long term mastery we need to engage all of a child’s learning capabilities. Most curriculums focus on reading, writing and math. Yet we can learn through:
- communicating with others
- pondering and meditating on information
- hands-on work
- creating music and art
- using logical and creative thinking skills
- observing the world around us
How You can Find Genius Potential in Learning Problems
Uncover your child’s hidden talents and enjoy a more relaxed, enriching homeschool. Sometimes the very behaviors we find frustrating in our children are actually the seeds of immature and unrealized strengths. What if you could see those mis-behaviors through God’s eyes and learn how He wants to use those strengths to help your child fulfill their potential? [Read more…]
You Are Enough Just as You Are
You are enough, just as you are. The God of love is delighted in you. Because the Lord is love, He is the embodiment of love, He can only love you one way: unconditionally. No changes are needed on your part. Because God is love, He is incapable of loving you less than 100%. Love is who He is. So long as you are His child and have received Christ into your heart, you have received all of Him. 100%. And Christ is Love. All love comes from Him. Because it is who He is, He can’t hold any of it back. [Read more…]