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.

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.

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.

Starting to homeschool can be an overwhelming time - here are key articles to help you on your way.

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.

We need to have an intentional plan when we homeschool otherwise we won't meet our intended goals.

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.

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.

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.

When we use a discipleship scope and sequence for our homeschool our planning lessons and studying will look different than at school.

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.

Everyday family life creates learning experiences that teach relationship skills, life skills, character and academic learning.

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

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.

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 - shaping their learning to match their needs and passions.

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.

What you really need to homeschool is very different from what you might think.

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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How to Teach Character to your Kids

How to Teach Character to your Kids

Character training is a part of giving our children the skills they need to live a relational and intentional life.  I define character as the quality of our responses to people and circumstances.  Character is what we call the actions we take based on our values.  I...

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Building More than Memories this Christmas

Building More than Memories this Christmas

This time of the year we are often focused on making memories for our children. It is Christmas time and we go to many lengths to set the atmosphere in our home, to cook special food, and buy (or make) unique and meaningful gifts. We think on the traditions that our...

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How do you Teach your Children a Growth Mindset as a Christian

How do you Teach your Children a Growth Mindset as a Christian

One of the buzz words in our culture today - especially in education - is “Growth Mindset”.  As with any idea that we latch onto we need to first consider how it lines up with God’s word.  My basic understanding of a ‘growth mindset’ is that when you have the belief...

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A Heart Focus Christmas Starts in Your Heart Today

A Heart Focus Christmas Starts in Your Heart Today

My goal for Christmas has always been that it is a heart focus time for my family.  That we don’t get caught up in the commercialism, that we make time for memories and most important that we make time for Jesus.  Jesus is the reason can be a clever quip - or it can...

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How to Create a Learning Environment for your Homeschool

How to Create a Learning Environment for your Homeschool

In a classroom situation the teacher works very hard at creating an classroom environment conducive to learning – a creative, safe, engaging place for children to learn. We immediately envisage posters on the wall, artwork hanging from the ceiling, and a display in...

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It’s not just about Homeschooling

Family is the place where we grow as strong individuals, and yet know a sense of belonging and purpose.
I am many things: woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and a child of God - and I am responsible for my life.
The art of creating an inviting space for our family, friends and all who come our way.
I believe that Jesus died to forgive my sins, and rose again that I may have life both here on earth and for eternity.
Marriage - the relationship that began our family - the priority relationship in that family.
Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

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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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Download yourCharacter Certificates

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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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.

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Download your Cheat Sheet

 

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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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. 

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Three things for parents to pray for in the Moment.

Make God your First Response

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

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

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Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

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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Hearts: Heart focus homeschool

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Find ways to Re-engage your Student

Download this checklist and stir your child's curiosity

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Stay Heart Focused

When you are aware of how to parent the heart the tone of your family will change.

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FREE Parenting Worksheet

This worksheet will help you move from addressing behaviour to really parenting the heart, one issue at a time.

 

 

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When you parent the heart, the tone of your family will change.

Weekly emails are a little boost with practical and encouraging ideas to be heart focused in all areas of family life. 

 

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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

 

Free email course

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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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Raising Kids with Character

ATTEND LIVE : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Live Session:  5th May 2021, 6.30pm AWST

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Raising Kids with Character

REPLAY OPTION : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Replay available from 6th May until 16th May 2021

 

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Raising Kids with Character

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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Sharing my Homeschool Belief File

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

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Stay Heart Focused

When you are aware of how to parent the heart the tone of your family will change.

Weekly emails with practical and encouraging ideas to be heart focused in all areas of family life.

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