My next interview is with Kelly, our pastor’s wife and wonderful mom of three amazing boys, ages 12, 14, and 17. Her kids have attended public school for the past eleven years, and she has a passion to encourage her kids in their relationship with the Lord. Kelly, thank you for sharing your public school experiences with us!
Over the past several months, I have been sharing about different educational models and how you can use them to encourage your kids in their faith and character. This month I have interviewed Julia, a mom who has raised two wonderful kids who follow the Lord and are now in college and graduate school. She has had some insightful experiences when her kids attended Christian private schools that she is going to share with us.
One of my favorite activities during the summer months is reading chapter books with my kids. I enjoy snuggling on the couch as we read the next chapter and discuss what we can learn from it. There are some great, classic books out there, but lately I have been searching for some good Christian chapter books with a message of faith. We know a few, and I reviewed one of them below, but I asked some friends (and some of their kids) to tell me their favorites and why they liked them.
One way we can encourage our kids in their faith, character, and love for Jesus is by letting them watch good Christian movies with a Biblical message. Kids are drawn to screens, whether we like it or not, so what better way to encourage them by providing a message of truth rather than one full of the world’s lies?
Over the next several months I will be sharing about different educational models and how they can help encourage you in growing your kids for God’s kingdom….Another great educational model, a model that we love and currently use with our family, is the University Model®.
One of the major decisions every parent must make is how to educate their children. While there is not one “best fit” for every family, it is good to prayerfully seek information on the options God has provided and be open and obedient to whatever the Lord is calling your family to do. My first interview is with my sister-in-law, Rachel. She has homeschooled her kids from the beginning, some of whom are now graduated, and she and her husband have raised children of integrity who love and serve the Lord and others. She has a lot of great wisdom to share with us…
Over the next several months, I will be sharing wisdom from seasoned moms, experienced with specific educational models, to find out the advantages and disadvantages of each model. In this article, we will look at homeschooling with co-ops to learn more about this approach…It was my pleasure to interview Angie, a mom with five kids, ages 16, 14, 11, 9, and 6. Her family has homeschooled while attending a co-op for the past four years.
In this article, we will look at homeschooling with an eclectic approach and discover different options for instructional support within homeschooling, such as co-ops, online classes, and other programs, to see what an eclectic approach to homeschooling can look like for you family. It was my pleasure to interview a dear friend and wonderful mom of three, Louise. She has homeschooled her children ages 11, 13, and 19 for nine years, using an eclectic approach to homeschooling.
Asking spiritual questions to our kids is something we don’t often think about, yet it is SO important for our children’s spiritual development. Discussing spiritual matters allows our kids to connect Jesus into their every day world and encourage them to put God first in their lives. It also helps them feel comfortable asking questions and talking about God throughout the day!
Spring is my favorite time of year, and I enjoy spending time outside with the family during these warmer months. There is something about nature that draws me closer to God, and I want my family to experience that too. Here are some outdoor family activities to encourage your kids to know and love God, be like Him in character, and share His love with others!