Start here for Heart Focused 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.

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.

Most Recent Homeschool Posts

Does Life get in the way of your Homeschool Goals?

Does Life get in the way of your Homeschool Goals?

When we let our lifestyle create learning opportunities for our family it is easy to become complaisant and take life as it comes, knowing that our children are learning.  And yet, that isn't the fullest picture that I try to paint here on my blog as it doesn't...

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How to Value Academics in your Lifestyle Homeschool

How to Value Academics in your Lifestyle Homeschool

As a heart-focused homeschooler I often find myself saying that relationships come first and that academics come lower down my list of priorities and I believe this whole heartedly.  Without relationships we can’t teach our children anything, without moral development...

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Practice these 4 Skills to be a Lifelong Learner

Practice these 4 Skills to be a Lifelong Learner

Parents are driven by a fear of their children having gaps in their education.  We don't want our kids to not know what they are supposed to know, to not be up to scratch, or to not be at the same level of their peers.  This way of thinking creates doubt and stress in...

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Do You Need to Introduce Deadlines into your Homeschool?

Do You Need to Introduce Deadlines into your Homeschool?

One of the shortfalls that we can have with homeschooling is a lack of deadlines – especially in the area of our studies. Deadlines create an external motivation to drive the child to work hard and this can be a good thing.   Our ultimate goal may well be to have our...

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