I have been asking homeschooling parents three questions:
WHAT is the most important thing for you to teach your child?
WHY is that important to you?
HOW have you gone about teaching them this?
Bek, mother of three boys aged 8 - bub in arms and blogger at Blessed answered like this:
God has been taking me on a journey discovering just this.
I haven't yet been homeschooling for a year and I love how God is guiding me. I believe that my main job is to train my children to love Jesus and make him the Lord of their lives.
I also believe in training my children to be successful in life. This obviously isn't so straight forward as each child has different qualities and trait s and so different training needs.
The only way for me to be able to do this is to rely fully of God everyday, teaching and training me so that I can do the same for my children. We are still setting up new routines (since my focus has been shifted from academic focused to God focused) but we are giving the Bible the pride of place and then trying to work in other things around that.
My biggest challenge is learning to juggle the different ages and stages all simultaneously but we have faith that God is doing a work in all of us. Prayerfully seeking God every day/hour/moment is the greatest tool. The bad days are the days that I haven't put this in the right place.
I would LOVE to hear YOUR answer to the questions! Please either share in the comments or e-mail me at
TasJess AT gmail DOT com
Answers can be as anonymous as you like or contain links to your own blog