Start Here for Whole Life Homeschooling

If you are looking for help with either starting homeschooling, or looking for ways to make your homeschool fit your family then this is a great place to start.

I believe homeschooling is an extension of our parenting role – an opportunity to teach and train the whole child: their spiritual, moral, emotional, social, intellectual and physical.

Homeschooling brought such fun and opportunity to our family – I’d love to share the journey with you.

Discipleship is passing on of values,
one generation to the next.

Discipleship Approach – A discipleship approach to homeschool creates a whole-life focus where we teach, train, guide and help our kids to grow in every aspect of their life.

Key Articles if you are Starting Homeschool:  Starting to homeschool can be an overwhelming time – here are key articles to help you on your way.

You need to have an Intentional Plan for your Homeschool: We need to have an intentional plan when we homeschool otherwise we won’t meet our intended goals.

A Homeschool Scope and Sequence for the Whole Child:  The scope and sequence tells you what you will cover and when in your homeschool. As a discipleship homeschool it needs to reflect the whole-life approach.

Working with a Discipleship Scope and Sequence: When we use a discipleship scope and sequence for our homeschool our planning lessons and studying will look different than at school.

Family Life Creates Learning Experiences: Everyday family life creates learning experiences that teach relationship skills, life skills, character and academic learning.

Choosing Curriculum for Discipleship Homeschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.

Yes you can Homeschool Highschool: Once you decide to homeschool you want to choose curriculum – but make sure it fits your whole goals to teach and train your children with a heart focus.

3 Must Haves for Homeschool (and it’s not what you might think): What you really need to homeschool is very different from what you might think.

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Help! My Child can’t Spell

We all want our children to spell but sometimes it is just hard for them. I'm sharing 7 tips that helped in our family because spelling hasn't come easy to all of my children. 7 tips to help your Child Spell Lots of reading.  This has increased their exposure to...

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When we Know Our Child is Different

These days it seems as if many children have difficulties or differences, challenges or disabilities. Some of them are considered hidden (like in our Daniel) because the children seem to have a reasonable degree of functioning but some are very obvious. Even...

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Why we don’t Homeschool in our Pyjamas!

It is one of the fun freedoms homeschoolers have – to stay in their pyjamas all day.  But I think it is more of a misconception than a reality for most homeschooling families and certainly for ours.  The main reason why we get dressed in the morning is that we are...

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Play needs to be a part of a Teenager’s Day

One of the areas that have to change as our kids grow up into teenagers is in the area of play.  This is a learning process I went on as our kids grew older - was play still a valid part of our lifestyle now the kids were teenagers?  Play for teenagers? It is one of...

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What happens when life Messes with my Homeschool Routine

The life of a homeschool family can be very busy. There is a lot of talk about schedules, or maybe like me you prefer the word routine but life tends to get in the way a bit and we get overwhelmed with all there is to do. Over the years I have learnt to be a little...

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It’s not just about Homeschooling

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.

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

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

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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.

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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.  

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

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

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

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Be Intentional

To be an intentional parent means you need to know what you want for your family, and think about how you are going to get there.  

These posters address some of the key thoughts for parents to be intentional, relational and heart focused in every area of family life.   

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

 

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

 

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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.

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

 

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