Start Here for Whole Life Homeschooling

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 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.

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Discover a Discipleship Approach to Homeschool

We would call our homeschool philosophy a discipleship approach – meaning we focus on teaching, training, guiding and helping our kids in their whole life – not just academics.  Day to day though, you will find us using many of the learning tools found in a variety of homeschool methods – therefore I would also call myself eclectic.

What is Discipleship?

It is a lifestyle of mentoring my children in the real activities that happen in life. It is a lifestyle of having my children along side me in every situation – in order to glean wisdom, character, knowledge and skills.

 

I am challenged by the concept to disciple my children rather than to just educate my children. When I think in terms of “educate” I automatically think of academic areas but in my heart, I know the relational, character and life skill are so much of what I want for my children.  Keep Reading…

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So you Want to Start Homeschooling? It will change your life!

Advice given to my best friend if they wanted to start homeschooling. Read post

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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.   Read post

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Homeschool Scope and Sequence (What to teach and When)

 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. Read post

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Family Life Creates Learning Experiences

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

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3 Must Haves for Homeschooling

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

Prepare for a Heart Focused Homeschool

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Understand the importance of the Heart (of your child)

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Know your Goals and what is Important to Achieve

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Learn to see the whole child in your homeschool plan

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Get to know your Child - no, really know them

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Deal with the fear and anxiety in your heart

What’s included:

When you sign up for this Email Course you will receive an email every day (6 days).  Set aside 10-15 minutes each day to read the email and complete the assignment worksheets.  (Yes you need to put in the heart-work for this to really change your homeschool).  Plus bonus posters to print as reminders of 6 key principles.

Relationship First

When you say yes to one thing, you are saying no to something else.  What do your children hear you saying no to?

You can only connect with your child if you spend time with them, and not be distracted by other things.

Your relationship with your child will have a bigger impact on their lives than any homeschool decision you make.

Relationships can never be rushed.

Gain clarity and confidence

Book your one-to-one coaching session to discuss your specific homeschool questions

What is Homeschool Coaching

I homeschooled for over 20 years – and have continued to support homeschool families even as my own kids moved into their adults lives.   Working with a Parenting or Homeschool Coach is much the same as working with a sports coach – but focused on family or homeschooling issues.  Book your JUMP START call today – it’s free – and ask as many questions as you have!  

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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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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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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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Don’t Listen to the Crowd (Journal Spot)

Don’t Listen to the Crowd (Journal Spot)

As I was looking at this week’s 5 Minute Friday* (something I often do to challenge my writing) the prompt word is ‘Crowd”. I started thinking about Jesus and crowds. Jesus was often flocked by crowds of people. They came to him because they wanted...

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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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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

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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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Print it out and use to teach the hearts of your kids.

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Hearts: Heart focus homeschool

Email Course

Daily emails  (6 days) to help you walk towards being a heart focused homeschool family!

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Find ways to Re-engage your Student

Download this checklist and stir your child's curiosity

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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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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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Download your Devotion Response Kit

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

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Download your copy

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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

Replay available until 16th May 2021

 

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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

WAITLIST

 

The Raising Kids with Character parenting workshop will be offered again this year - details yet to be confirmed.  Join the waitlist so you don't miss out. 

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Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

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Bonus Reading list

 

Sharing my Homeschool Belief File

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

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Assess and Plan how to use your time wisely with this worksheet bundle.

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