Though discipleship is not a homeschool issue I have a desire to continue to encourage those families to choose to homeschool.  There are different challenges and different contexts that homeschooling families have to consider as they raise their children.  I am equally sure that there are unique situations that families who send their kids to school need to address – but I can’t help in that arena particularly.

So sprinkled through family and parenting blogs you will find thoughts pertaining to homeschooling.  These are the most read homeschool posts for 2016.

The best way to get your kid to hate math is to make it irrelevant though the best way to get them to enjoy math is to make it real.

1–How to get your Kid to Hate Math (or not): The best way to get your kid to hate math is to make it irrelevant though the best way to get them to enjoy math is to make it real.

10 tips to help your homeschool lesson time be a success - regardless of your curriculum, regardless of the ages of your kids.

2–10 Tips for Successful Homeschool Lesson Time:  If you have a time in your day where you sit down to study then these tips may well help you with all that has to be balanced in order to have a good homeschool day.

Our homeschool afternoons were spent in delight directed productivity - a time where the kids chose what activities they spent their time on.

3—Our Homeschool Aftrenoons: Delight Directed Productivity: Our homeschool afternoons were spent in delight directed productivity – a time where the kids chose what activities they spent their time on.

Blending homeschool with homemaking are not separate issues but rather a part of our family training.

4—Blending Housework and Homeschooling: when we look at housework and homeschooling from a family discipleship perspective there is no conflict but rather an opportunity to train our kids.

So much to take in when you are starting to homeschool but these 5 things will give you a good start.

5—Top 5 Tips for Families Starting Homeschool: So much to take in when you are starting to homeschool but these 5 things will give you a good start.

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.

6—Homeschool Scope and Sequence for the Whole Child:  he 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.

Family Bible study can be tricky when we have kids at different ages and stages, but with using these 8 keys it is possible. Bonus Parent Guide included.

7—How to have Family Bible study with different kids at different ages: Family Bible study can be tricky when we have kids at different ages and stages, but with using these 8 keys it is possible. Bonus Parent Guide included.

Our kids need to learn to calm down - one of these 7 activities may help.

8—Calming Activities to Help Kids Focus Five calming activities to help our kids when they’ve been hyped up but then need to focus.

The distracted child finds it hard to complete anything. These practical ideas will help them learn new habits so they can focus.

9—5 Simple Strategies to Help your Easily Distracted Child:  The distracted child finds it hard to complete anything. These practical ideas will help them learn new habits so they can focus.

Homeschooling is an extension of our parenting role - an opportunity to teach and train the whole child.

If you are new to the idea of homeschooling, or are just starting out I have created a ‘start here’ page to help you on your way to a lifestyle-homeschool, a perspective that involves the whole child, and their whole life.    Start here for Heart Focused Homeschooling

 

Many homeschool posts have been read over the year, but these are the ones readers kept reading in 2016.

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An Alternative to Chocolate

An Alternative to Chocolate

Not that I have anything against chocolate - but these jelly beans can help your kids share the message of Jesus, his love, death and resurrection at Easter time.  

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Parent Guide: How to make your Family Bible Study Really Work

Family Bible Study is Tricky with all the Different Ages

 

But there is a way to make this a rich learning and bonding family time.  This Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts.  

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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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A quick reference to help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill for when your child loses it!

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Three things for parents to pray for in the Moment.

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Print out this parenting reminder to call out to God in the middle of the moment.

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Download Grow in Character Worksheets

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Download Parenting Poster

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

 

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Download Parenting Poster

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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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Download Character Lesson Guide

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When family relationships get tense - look for the niggles.

Heart Focused Parenting Resource for the Intentional Parent

 

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Find ways to Re-engage your Student

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Become a Better Parent

Personal growth starts with an honest assessment

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Give Effective Consequences

Think before you React

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One Another Verses

Be Intentional in the Teen Years

Use this Cheat Sheet to remind you of how you can love your teen.

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5 prompts to encourage the heart of your child as they learn to respond to God's Word

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Prepare a Heart focused Christmas

 

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Blending Life and Lessons - and start your journey of changing your thinking about education.

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Download: One Another Verses pdf

Download: One Another Verses pdf

Download this list of One Another verses and teach your children how to love others.

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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Knowing what you believe and why about education and homeschooling helps you make good decisions.

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