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.
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…
Key Blog Posts
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
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
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
Family Life Creates Learning Experiences
Everyday family life creates learning experiences that teach relationship skills, life skills, character and academic learning. Read post
Prepare for a Heart Focused Homeschool
Understand the importance of the Heart (of your child)
Know your Goals and what is Important to Achieve
Learn to see the whole child in your homeschool plan
Get to know your Child - no, really know them
Deal with the fear and anxiety in your heart
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.
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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