This week I’m one of the guest bloggers at Character Corner’s Homeschool Encouragement series with a blog post: Stay Heart Focused.  Check it out – there is a bonus email course to sign up for as well – Preparing your Heart to be a Heart Focused Homeschooler.  It addresses the fears that close us off to the idea of giving time to heart issues – as well as practical exercises to help you transition to be a heart focus homeschooler.
When we want to be a heart focused homeschool we have to change things in our own heart first. Join this short email course to work on your heart (includes practical worksheets)

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What is the Heart

You will see this definition a lot as you read my blog:  The heart is the inner part of every person that that processes and holds our beliefs and values, it directs our attitudes and choices, it determines our character, emotions and passions.

What is in your heart will influence everything you do.  And what is in your child’s heart will influence everything they do.  Which is why it is the bottom line when it comes to parenting – teach your child’s heart.

The Heart of the Homeschool Mum & Dad

What you believe about parenting, family and education is going to have an impact on how you homeschool; in particular your heart will affect your choices, your attitude and your confidence.  What you believe will affect what ideas you follow, what curriculum or resources you buy, what routines you adhere to.  What is in your heart will affect how you approach the highs and lows of homeschooling.   When you know what you believe and what you value you are able to withstand the pressure that comes from homeschooling (doing something different than the norm) but you can go forward knowing you are doing what you need to do for your family.  This conviction (which comes from your heart) will help you stick it out.

Fear is the emotion that focuses on why we can’t do whatever it is we are thinking of, in this case homeschooling.  We need to identify what holds us back and then we need to find the truth for that fear.  Fear is often not rational – not based on truth.  Of course that doesn’t make it any less real, but we can address it and find what we need to move ourselves over that fear – don’t let fear hinder all that you want for your family.

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Homeschool Encouragement to Stay Heart Focused

To be a heart focused homeschool means we give time to the heart issues that is part and parcel of children growing up.  Parents are to teach and train their child – not just the academics but for every area of their child’s life – and that includes what the child believes and values.

In a world that is infatuated with relativism (where there is no absolutes and everyone can believe whatever makes them feel good) it is important that we as Christian parents think through what we believe about God, the world around us, the people in it, and ourselves.  And then that we take it seriously to pass that onto our children to help them be clear about what they believe about God, the world, life and themselves.

When we want to be a heart focused homeschool we have to change things in our own heart first. Join this short email course to work on your heart (includes practical worksheets)
Read my blog postHomeschool Encouragement: Stay Heart Focused  – and while you are there don’t forget to sign up for my short email course: Preparing your Heart to be Heart Focused Homeschool

Over to you: Do you have any tips for other homeschool mums to encourage them to be heart focused?

2 Comments

  1. Amy Fernandez

    The Lord Jesus Christ is our “Master Teacher”. When we choose to be with Him first early in the morning and study His Word and allow Him to speak to us, He will help us “focus” on the things He wants us to accomplish and provides even “the right way” to do the lessons for each given homeschooling day.

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    • Belinda

      Yes keeping our heart focused on Jesus, His Word and His way certainly changes how we do our day to day.

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Homeschool encouragement to work on your own heart as you become a heart focused homeschool. Includes bonus email course .

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When we want to be a heart focused homeschool we have to change things in our own heart first. Join this short email course to work on your heart (includes practical worksheets)

Homeschool encouragement to work on your own heart as you become a heart focused homeschool. Includes bonus email course .

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