Over the years I have battled The Myths – the myths of parenting, of homeschooling, of homemaking, of being a Proverbs 31 woman, etc. Many times I have been left feeling exposed or vulnerable from sharing my life as I do not strive to live up to expectations set by religion or man or even my perception of God’s expectations!
Homeschool students also need eye checks to check their eye sight. It’s easy for the child to naturally compensate for blurry vision by moving closer or adjusting their position. Listen and watch your children closely. Take them for a check up. It won’t hurt and you might be glad you did.
I don’t use the word of God to teach a set rules/code of behaviour but I will proclaim the message of God and trust that the Holy Spirit will teach them what He wants to teach them. Their salvation is not dependent upon me teaching every character trait. It is dependent upon God! I can’t teach someone into salvation. What is the point, the goal of teaching the children? Is it that they become fine, moral, upstanding citizens or to usher them into the presence of the Almighty God? Two different issues and two different ways to go about it.
Parenting teens is exciting & adventurous to downright difficult. A time of growing & relearning for a parent. Being challenged is not always easy but always valuable. Through it we learn perspective and discernment.
Sadly, I think there is a lot of myth and fear surrounding the teen years, especially amongst home schoolers. There comes a time in everyone’s life where they start to examine and question the big issues of life: why are we here? Who put us here? What happens when we die? Our answer or thoughts to these questions make us do the things we do. This isn’t always direct rebellion, it is a natural part of a healthy life.
Are we raising our children to live in this world as productive members of the community where God has planted them or are we raising them for something else? We have a deliberate and purposed training plan for our children. There are things that we discuss, read and watch that may not be ‘pure’ as such, but we find them to be a beneficial training aid which assists us to work toward our goal. Musings from the pen of a 38-year-old woman who has lived a full life, and had many experiences which has shaped my view of the world. I endeavour to follow Jesus and live by the word of God. So, with that in mind, if you dare, read on…