Family Relationships

Your guide to healthy and Christ-centered relationships within your homeschool family!

Homeschooling & Family Relationships

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Homeschooling not only provides a nurturing educational environment but it can also help strengthen family relationships.

Being taught at home by a parent or parents can reinforce confidence in the children and help affirm their value as a member of the family.

Disciplining Your Children

Discipling your children is one of the core values of Christian homeschooling.

Being able to teach your children from a Christian homeschool curriculum allows you to dive deeper into God’s word and give your child one-on-one attention.

Rooting Your Family in Christ

Rooting your family in Christ is not just the responsibility of the church. As parents, are the primary teachers to help our children grow in faith.

By electing to homeschool your children, you are not only providing them with an exceptional education, you are also planting seeds of faith and teaching them the process of transformation into people that do the work of God’s kingdom.

Maintaining Healthy Marriages

Educating your kids at home can mean less time on homework and not having to commute back and forth to school.

Homeschool families have more free time to spend together at night and on the weekends, which helps to build and maintain a healthy marriage.

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Grandparents and Homeschooling

Having a grandparent that homeschools is an added blessing.

Grandparents can bring a lot of life experience and wisdom to the table when they homeschool grandchildren. Sometimes due to financial constraints or other factors, it is necessary for both parents to work.

Having a grandparent step in to take the role of teacher can be an amazing gift for the children and family.

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I Don’t Have Enough Patience!

Many moms feel like they don’t have enough patience to home educate their children. What do you do when your worst fears are confirmed and you find out you don’t have enough patience to continue homeschooling? Come learn about what patience is, what it isn’t, where it comes from, and how to grow and thrive in the pressure cooker of mothering.

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Teaching Several Grades at Once

Teaching several grade levels all together can seem daunting. However, what might at first appear to be overwhelming can be turned into an asset in your homeschool. Let’s look together at planning ahead, group teaching, leading older children in sharing knowledge (and boundaries for this approach), and ideas that bring the family together.

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Adulting in Your Parents Home

Speaker: Sarah Fowler Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/adulting-in-your-parents-home.mp3 Download this Audio File Favorite To access this content, you must purchase TTD365 Membership – Monthly, TTD365 Membership –

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A Woman of Remarkable Endurance

Desiring to be homeschool moms and wives who endure with hope in the race set before us, we will go over how to maintain JOY. The secret is something that we need to do daily (if not moment by moment). You will find this session encouraging as Brandy shows you that you can go through and come out of this journey with a smile on your face; not just surviving but thriving!

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How and Why to Incorporate Educational Travel into Your Homeschool

Teaching and learning can be fun! There are many ways students can learn through real-life experiences including educational travel. Many of us think of educational travel as something that is too expensive or too difficult. But educational travel doesn’t have to be to far-off or expensive destinations. It can include those, but with planning and budgeting, educational travel can be a reality for most homeschooling families! Why is educational travel important anyway? Because students can learn so much more through travel than they can with traditional academics alone! Not only can they learn about the states, cities, landmarks, and map skills in a hands-on way, but they can also learn more about relationship building, problem solving, and other life skills that they can’t learn effectively in any other way. We will share some practical, affordable ways to incorporate educational travel into your homeschool

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Handfuls of Treasure: Embracing Busy Family Life

Spelling, Arithmetic, Reading, Dishes, Diapers, Laundry, Cooking….the list goes on and on! Homeschooling mothers wear so many hats. Busy family life can threaten to steal the realization that our hands are holding, guiding and directing eternal souls. This session focuses on recognizing treasure, laying it up in heaven, and loving the family God has given us.

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Live to Love With Jesus

Experience freedom and joy in satisfying relationships as you learn the difference between a counterfeit love and Jesus’ love, two hindrances to the flow of love, and God’s provision for establishing loving relationships. Everyone wants the homeschooling experience to be satisfying and enjoyable. However, parents and children can unknowingly make idols out of homeschooling and relationships which always results in control and disappointment. You’ll be encouraged as you hear how to live to love with Jesus.

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Important Things to Teach Our Families

Homeschooling parents often have many things they want to teach their children, but what are the most important things that parents can pass down from one generation to the next? In her talk “Important Things to Teach Our Families” Ruth Adams seeks to encourage parents to intentionally disciple their families in the process of daily learning and living. Ruth is the author of the book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and shares out of almost four decades of involvement in homeschooling both as a student and now as a Mama to seven. Ruth understands the joys and struggles of homeschooling many children and is passionate about helping other mamas embrace the ministry within their homes.

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Hebrews 11: 23 and 2 Kings 3:16. The secret of our Homeschooling “Why” and “How”

The “secret” to success in Homeschooling is there’s no secret! The elements of success in Homeschooling match those in discipleship, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship and gardening.

My husband introduced me to gardening in 1981. I was ready to wean our 13-month old twins to baby food. He argued for a garden because “we don’t know who’s bottling that!” When I balked he said “Sweetie Pie, gardening is like pastoring and parenting. All require daily attention to detail in the same posture of humility, ‘head bowed, body bent.’ Folks who don’t have time to garden probably don’t have time to parent.” I joined him in the garden and learned the “secret” works in discipleship, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, gardening, and of course homeschooling. It isn’t easy but it’s also not complex. Homeschooling three sons to a state of holistic health required a challenging yet simple Morning by Morning approach. I’d love to share our “Why” and “How” Homeschooling “secrets” with you.

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Homeschooling and Living out the Gospel

Intentionally living out Godliness through the living Gospel everyday should be my goal as a mama, wife, teacher, and friend. When life gets crazy, where do we turn? Or who do we turn into? The learning my children receive not only comes from books, but more importantly, it comes from a life wholly dedicated to God. A life that LIVES OUT THE GOSPEL.

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Mission Minded Mom’s Night

Join Ann Dunagan and Leslie Nunnery for an evening just for moms. In addition to some fun and a wonderful time of worship together, Ann will be sharing her heart for moms– and we’ll be hearing from those of you in the audience as well. This is an evening you will not want to miss.

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The Highly Sensitive Homeschool Mom

Do you make it a priority to arrange your life to avoid overwhelming situations? Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time? Do your children’s moods deeply affect you? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions you may be a highly sensitive person or HSP. Understanding your personal strengths and weaknesses as an HSP can help your homeschool world become more peaceful and manageable. In this seminar, I will explain what it is like to be a highly sensitive homeschooling mom and how God can help you to faithfully teach your children even on the toughest days.

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The 6 Simple Steps to Ending Music Practice Gripes

Discover how to get more practice out of less time, without begging and bribing your child. Routines are always easier with hard skills such as math or English, one may believe. When the Gospel is injected into a homeschooling sessions, one discovers inspiration to learn and inclusion of one’s children intrinsically follows. Learn how infectious joy can become be the creative spark for violin or other fretless instruments… to be practiced well and without complaint. Get encouraging takeaways and get ready to immediately apply at home!

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Teach Math to a Child with Learning Challenges

Teaching is not for the faint of heart. Mix in a child with learning challenges and you may end up becoming very discouraged, and possibly, ready to throw in the towel. Be encouraged, you are NOT alone. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a learning challenge or simply doesn’t “get”? math, come to this workshop to learn some teaching strategies and techniques. Help your child overcome those learning challenges and succeed in math.

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Finding Fun and Unique Ways to Teach Your Children

When we think of educating our children, we often think of our children sitting at desks or the kitchen table using textbooks and workbooks. While this kind of teaching/learning is enjoyable to some students, most students (and parents!) enjoy breaking out of the more traditional classroom setting in exchange for ideas and activities that are more fun! It is possible to incorporate alternative kinds of teaching and learning into your homeschool, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! There are ways to use hands-on activities, dance, poetry, drama, experiments, fun literature-related activities, music, travel, and more to spice up your homeschool! If you’re in a homeschool rut or if you’re just not sure how to add a little fun and adventure to your homeschool, we would love to share some ideas and information with you! Your children will thank you (Ok…it may be years from now! But they will!) and your family may discover a new love for learning this school year!

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Training Girls to be Mission-Minded Women

As Christian families, let’s raise our daughters to DARE TO DREAM about God’s purposes, to DARE TO CRY for the needs of the world, and to DARE TO OBEY God’s Great Commission. In this session, you’ll be inspired by God’s passion for the lost and the needs of the world. As homeschooling families, let’s help our daughters to find God’s clarity for life, with a love for His Word, a commitment to live for Him, and a compassion for others.

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Encouragement for Young Moms

Training a child sounds a lot easier on paper than lived out in real life. Brook Wayne provides practical ways to train children, inspiring listening skills, initiating meaningful conversations, and gently guiding a child’s heart when correction is needed.

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Embracing the Caterpillar: Integrating as a Homeschooled Adult

Being homeschooled “all the way through” in today’s world makes you distinct. While every Christian has to learn how to “be in the world but not of”, sometimes as a homeschool alumni, it’s hard to know which world it is that you inhabit. “Homeschool lifer” Danielle shares which unique bumps in the road she’s faced, what has helped make her transition to “adulthood” easier for her & her family, and how her homeschooled identity helps her navigate in life.

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What is a Mother To Do With Sons?

Many homeschool mothers grieve over the conflict that often occurs between them and their sons, especially as the enter the teen years. How does a mother handle the transition of her little boy as he begins to identify with his father and manhood? What is her role? What can she do to not alienate her son as she gives instruction? You learn the answers to these questions and more!

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Gap Year with a Purpose

A popular trend recently has been to take a year off after high school, calling it a “gap year.” Many students see this as an opportunity to take a break and relax. However, there are also many students who take this year to set a foundation for the rest of their lives. This session will discuss the importance of that foundation and how a student can effectively take a Gap Year with a Purpose.

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From Homeschool Grad to Homeschool Dad

Speaker: Ben DavisHomeschool graduate turned homeschool dad shares insight and knowledge gained from their families years of homeschooling. Listen Now https://s3.amazonaws.com/ttdfiles.teachthemdiligently.net/memberscontent/audio/2018/columbus-oh/from-homeschool-dad-to-homeschool-grad.mp3 Download this Audio File…

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How to Create the Perfect Homeschool for Your Family

This workshop will be foundational and helpful for a family at any stage of homeschooling. The 5 big ideas presented could potentially revolutionize your family life and homeschool. There will be five seed truths that we will discuss to help you focus on what matters this summer and to lay the foundation for next homeschool year well before you actually embark upon it.

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How Children Learn

This seminar sifts through what we now know to be true about how God has hard-wired kids to learn. It briefly reviews the steps of cognitive development for kids from K-6th grade and gives practical strategies for supporting their development in your homeschool program.

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