Over the last few months I have seen the benefits of allowing seasons of life to direct the type of learning that goes on in our family.  This week I wrote in my newsletter….

Seasons come and go, they bring with them unique opportunities and if we dont grab the opportunity now, we cannot replicate it during the next season. We cannot go to the beach in the winter! The beach is for summer, warm fires is for winter.

Term 2 for us is a season of team sports; on Saturday mornings the boys play cricket and the girls netball.  One the on hand it is a busy time and I really don’t like being out of my house on a Saturday morning but on the other hand it has its benefits – the kids play at the same spot so from one vantage point I can check out everyone’s game plus it is a great time to catch up with other mums, especially non-homeschooling mums who we don’t see that often.  But the season is over and it is now time to move onto something else.

The last few weeks have also been a season for creative projects as we prepare for our Agricultural Show   One week to go for everyone to finish their projects.

Then we move onto other seasons. 
* The kids are all involved in Get Some Fun a once a year kids club run during the school holidays as an Outreach programme
* Camping
* Writing your own book – the library runs a competition every year which our children have always participated in.
* a week’s break – we will just relax and enjoy our own projects for a week!  Everyone else will be in "school" routine so we should have a lovely week at home!
* a prep week – during this week I prepare for the next study block/season and the older kids will help keep the younger kids occupied as well as do a little independent study.
* Then we are ready for our next season – a study block before the Mango Season hits us!

Do you allow time in your planning for the seasons of your family life to become an educational opportunity?

Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

Thank you for joining me. You have successfully subscribed and will receive an email from me shortly. (You never know which folder emails will land in so keep an eye out for my "Thank you" email.) Stay in touch... Belinda - Live life with your Kids!

Download your worksheet and start working on your family vision statement.

Get the Family Vision Worksheet

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

Get your Planning Worksheets

I will email you the download link so you can start looking at all the different spheres of your child's life before you make any curriculum choices. 

The download link is on it's way.

Get a copy of the Jelly Bean Story

I will email you a download link.  You can print and share this story with your kids and their friends.

The download link is on it's way.

This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

Bible study Guide for Parents

Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts. I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

Download your Free Discussion Guide

Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download yourCharacter Certificates

Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download your Character Certificates

Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

The download link is on it's way.

Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

Download your Cheat Sheet

I will send you the link to download this cheat sheet that will help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

You will receive an email shortly with the details. Watch your inbox.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

 

Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

Download Parenting Poster

 

When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Pin It on Pinterest