T is for Time

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T is for time. Homeschooling gives you time with your kids: time you wouldn’t have if they went to school, and time you’ll never get back.

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but I can verify that children are only young for a very short time. Now that my four are adults, I cherish the memories we made over our years of homeschooling.

No, it wasn’t all easy, and there were days when I never would have believed that we’d make it all the way through high school. But looking back, I’m so glad our family was a homeschooling family, because it gave us time to enjoy being together before everyone grew up and went off on their own paths as adults.

Try a free lesson from my Bible study written for mothers and daughters: Women of the Old Testament: 14 In-Depth Bible Studies for Teens.

 

C is for Curriculum

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C is for curriculum. Packaged curriculum looms large at the beginning of homeschooling, when parents need the framework it offers. But over time, many parents find that they deviate from the curriculum as they gain confidence in their teaching abilities and their knowledge of their children. This is good: embrace it.

On the other hand, if a given curriculum continues to work very well for your children and you, why give it up? The key is to remember that curriculum is just a tool that helps you teach your children; it shouldn’t dictate how you teach your children. As long as you can make it work for your children, it’s worth keeping, but once it stops working, don’t be afraid to move on and try something different (or do your own thing).

 

Try a free lesson from my Bible study written for mothers and daughters: Women of the Old Testament: 14 In-Depth Bible Studies for Teens.

New! Bible Study for Mothers and Daughters


Woohoo! My newest book is out  :)

There’s nothing like the feel of a fresh new book, right fellow book lovers? And I’ve got to tell you that seeing my name on it and knowing that it’s the result of a couple of years’ worth of work is a good feeling!

Hot off the press: Women of the Old Testament: 14 In-Depth Bible Studies for Teens with Mother-Daughter Discussion Starters, a book I wrote six years ago for our daughter Mary, who was 13 at the time. Continue reading