that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:4-5

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tips For Homeschooling Moms

When you say your going to do it.

When you see that your kids need your undivided attention...stop what you are doing and give them your undivided attention. Sometimes when we least want to stop and have a chat, is when our kids are most willing to talk to us. I think that kids often feel more important when they feel that we will stop what is important to us and focus on them.

Make sure to have some fun...plan a fun activity at the beginning of the day and then do it. When you plan an activity a lot of times you will be more apt to do it.

You don't always need to spend money to do fun things. Our kids love it when we play a game with them, play play dough, read books.

Don't plan too many activities. I think that many people feel like they are letting their kids down when they don't sign them up with all the sports and activities, but remember that spending time with your kids is so valuable. They will only be young once. Maybe keep it to one sport or activity a school year.

Moms...when you feel the need to change things that need to be changed...take it one thing at a time. It is so easy to feel like we need to be better and make things better in our life, but it doesn't all happen at once.

When you plan your school days don't plan too much. Get the basics done, and then try to fit in the extra things you want to do for the school day. Remember to leave extra time for things that may come up.

And finally bathe your day in prayer. Ask the Lord to bless you day. Don't forget to pray for your husband and children.

And when things don't go as planned...take them in stride. Remember your children are watching you. They will learn from you how to act. Teach them. Guide them. Our actions will be the example they get.

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