Ask an average homeschool parent about self harm and they will likely look at you with a quizzical look. Self harm is what other kids do. Right?
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This is Falcon’s daily lesson schedule. It looks pretty heavy but he devised this schedule by himself. Falcon is a stickler for abiding by the schedule… down to the minute almost. You can imagine that this trait drives me batty. But it’s how he works best.
Last week was our first week back at school lessons. With rambo at school, Falcon and I are homeschooling… establishing a new routine. This is the first time I have ever homeschooled one child at a time. It’s all a bit new to me. It’s all new to Falcon too as he is the youngest child and has always had his older siblings around to keep him company and provide lots of distractions.
I’ve sensed the change coming. I’ve prepared for it. And now the change is here. A typical season even has a different atmosphere during the beginning, middle and end of that season. And over the last few weeks we have been in the transition between the end of one season and the beginning of another. Whilst I don’t want to hurry these last few moments of this season I also don’t want to cling to it when the change from one season to another is a necessary part of life. John and I have observed our son, continually prayed about his needs and decided that it is time. Time where his needs will be best met by going to school.
The Lamb, is beautifully illustrated which will take you on a remarkable journey from Creation to the Cross, explaining the true significance of the baby in a manger. The free ebook and audio available at GoodSeed.
Jotham’s Journey, Tabitha’s Travels, and Bartholomew’s Passage are written for ages 9years and upwards. It all begins with Jotham and it continues in Bartholemew’s Passage culminating in a wondrous story called Tabitha’s Travels.
A Park Meet is an opportunity for experienced homeschoolers to share with enquiring or new homeschoolers. Its a great opportunity to meet new people and demonstrate to an often sceptical mainstream how great the homeschool lifestyle can be.
Your life has purpose. Your family has purpose. Your homeschool has purpose. You know what is important to you. And you know what is in your heart. But maybe you haven’t expressed it with words nor put it on paper. Yet doing so is a very beneficial action that will help you and your family throughout your life. A Family Mission Statement is an effort to define the vision of your family and therefore the mission or purpose of your family.
Using the Voice recording app on my smartphone to record ideas and thoughts has been a good way to increase my personal productivity and work flow. Imagine the uses for the homeschool student!
It’s not possible nor reasonable to train or teach every child every thing they need to learn. I don’t need to do it all. Just as God is perfecting in me His work, so He is with the children. I am not perfecting them – He is. God has begun a good work in me and He will continue it until the Day of Christ.