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!
Have you ever wished you could eliminate those countless hours of screen time on long road trips? What if you could give your kids a constructive activity that the whole family enjoys? I know books are great, and we encourage our kids to read in the car as much as possible. It’s also important to use some car time to talk or play family games, but it’s nice to have other options as well. One of the activities we enjoy on road trips and when traveling around town is listening to audio dramas: stories that come to life through the character’s voices and sound affects without the visual input.
While it’s fun to buy chocolates and other Valentine’s gifts that show our kids we love them, we can also buy gifts that remind them how much their Heavenly Father loves them! With this in mind, here are my favorite Valentine’s gifts for kids to lead them closer to the Lord!
As Christian parents, if we know from heart the greatest commandment, then we understand that the most important thing we can teach our kids is to love the Lord our God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, as Jesus teaches.
Recently the Lord connected me with Charmé Fletcher, founder of the blog, Covenant Heirs, and coauthor with her husband of Making a Spiritual Discipleship Plan. My husband and I enjoyed using her spiritual discipleship plan resource to come up with our own discipleship plan for our family. It is an amazing tool and really helped us develop a vision for our family, so we stay centered on what matters most in life. I asked her to guest blog for us to tell you more about this wonderful tool…