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Welcome to the Teach Them Diligently Podcast! 

If you’re a homeschool family, you’ve found the right place! We invite you to join us each week on the Teach Them Diligently Podcast, where we’ll discuss a wide-range topics related to Biblical Parenting and Excellent Home Education to help you strengthen your family in every area of life. You have a high calling! Together, let’s explore how to fulfill that well.  You can find even more resources and experiences for Christian homeschool families like yours at TeachThemDiligently.net

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Teach Them Diligently Podcast Episodes

Catalyst vs Calling | 148

On today’s episode, which originally aired in July of 2020, David and Leslie will be talking about the peace and direction that can come to your days when you focus on your calling and not just on the smaller catalysts that God put in your path to get you here.

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The Working Homeschool Mom | 147

There have been a lot of changes in the homeschool community since we first started Teach Them Diligently in 2011, and our guest today is excellently equipped to talk about one of those changes as increasingly we’re seeing moms who are having to balance working and homeschooling and trying to

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Practical Discipleship Ideas For A New School Year | 146

A brand new homeschool year is upon us, and now is a great time to start implementing some new discipleship and parenting strategies that will help you make the most of every opportunity you’re given this year.  Learn practical ways and helpful ideas for teaching your children diligently, both from

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A Gospel-Centered Home Through Hygge | 145

On today’s podcast, we are joined by author, podcast host, and homeschool mom Jamie Erickson. We are continuing our series to help us go back to homeschool with more purpose and clarity that we have ever had before! What Jamie and Leslie will discuss today is something we believe all

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The “ENOUGH” Question | 144

Over the last few weeks, Leslie Nunnery has been doing a series of podcasts specifically designed to help you go “back2homeschool” with the right mindset and strategy. The 2022-2023 school year can be your family’s best ever, especially if you approach it with your mission in mind. Be sure to

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The Battle for our Children’s Identity | 143

Most would agree, we never imagined that identity would be a problem issue for parents and children alike, and yet it has become a massive issue. Between media bombarding us with messaging that’s contrary to God’s plan to insecurities that arise from past experiences, many adults and children alike are

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New Back to Homeschool Resolutions | 142

On today’s podcast, Leslie Nunnery will be building on the ideas from last weeks podcast as she gets really practical again and get ourselves ready to go back to homeschool. Leslie will share 7 new homeschool year resolutions for you this week, so grab your notebook and take notes to

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A Place to Belong | 141

On today’s podcast, we are joined by an amazing lady sho has truly seized the adventure with her kids as they have traveled all over the world together seeking out amazing culturally appropriate literature and so much more! Amber O’Neal Johnston is a homeschool mom and author who encourages families

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Simple Steps for Back To Homeschool Success | 140

With August fast approaching, it’s back to homeschool season whether we’re ready for it or not! Today’s conversation will be all about a few simple things you can do to ensure the best homeschool year for your family yet! Leslie will share really simple things to revolutionize your new year

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The Impact of Relationships | 139

On today’s podcast, we are joined by a Teach Them Diligently favorite! Todd Wilson of The Familyman Ministries is a favorite among moms and dads every time he joins us! With a heart for family and homeschooling, Todd brings the fun where ever he goes! He has a heart for

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Be Present | 138

Today’s podcast is the third in a series this month about redeeming the season to build or strengthen relationships with your children and prepare yourselves for a wonderful homeschool year ahead.  So far, we’ve  talked about the opportunities that summer time gives us, noting that it’s time to start saying

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The Blessing of an Unexpected Life | 137

  On today’s podcast, we are joined by Diana and Kate Cockrell. Diana and Kate are a mother-daughter writing team and they just published a book together! Today, we are going to talk all about the process and they why behind their project! They truly are the example of living

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Do the Unexpected | 136

This month, we’re taking a little time to talk about building relationships with our children. Last week, we talked about the opportunities that summer time gives us, and we noted that it’s time to start saying “yes” to things that will allow us to spend meaningful time doing things that

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Why Motherhood Matters In All Seasons | 135

On today’s podcast, we are joined by September McCarthy. September is a favorite at our TTD events and we love all of the wonderful materials she has created for homeschooling families! September has a heart for encouraging mothers as they live out the calling God has given them, no matter

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Redeem The Season | 134

  We are launching a brand-new season and a new series here on the Teach Them Diligently podcast! Over the next few weeks, David and Leslie, as well as their guests, will discuss making the most of the time that God has given us with our children. They will discuss

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Benefits of Quality Literature | 133

On today’s episode, Leslie is by joined Chris and Andrea Elston of Shine a Light Press. We’re going to be talking really practically about enhancing or filling in the holes in curriculum by strategically utilizing literature.  Andrea was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She has a B.A. in

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Stair Step Subjects and Living Subjects | 132

This week, we are excited to speak with Linda Lacour Hobar. Linda is the author of The Mystery of History and the host of The Mystery of Home Education podcast. Through homeschooling her children, and service as a missionary, she discovered a deep love for world history where the famous

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STEM Education and the Homeschool Family | 131

This week, we’re talking all about STEM– science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and we’re joined by Robert Walsh, who joined us for events this season in both Round Rock, TX and Pigeon Forge, TN.  In 2019, Robert recognized a disparity in access to STEM education.  This inconsistency leads to some

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The Homeschool Awakening | 130

Families across the nation are experiencing the homeschool awakening, taking advantage of the freedom and opportunities for self-discovery — with the world as their classroom. Join award-winning actor, Kirk Cameron, as he dives into the adventures of dynamic American families on a mission to put fun and faith back into

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Strengthening Character in Your Homeschool | 129

This week, Kathie Morrissey of the Character Corner is joining us. Kathie is a veteran homeschool mom of 8, all who have graduated and launched.    In today’s podcast, Kathie will share a lot of what God has taught her through the years, as well as provide information and resources

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Life Beyond High School | 128

This week, as we’re deep in graduation season, today’s guest has a really pertinent message.  Melanie Kriewaldt from GW Bridge Academy is joining us today to talk all about preparing our graduates for life beyond high school, and she has a great resource that works as a wonderful gift! Young Christians have

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Creation to Revelation | 127

Today we are joined by Joie Harber from Creation to Revelation. She and her husband run a ministry that’s all about simplifying and amplifying Bible teaching, and they have some really amazing resources to help your family do just that. The story behind how God got their ministry started is

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The Legacy of Homeschooling | 126

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Ruth Adams. Ruth is the author of the book “Legacy – Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and is the host of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast. She was home educated herself in the 1980’s and the 1990’s and is now homeschooling her own

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How to Make Decisions Stick | 125

This week, we’re going to be follow up on an article David wrote for our Homeschool Subjects email on Sunday night all about what we refer to as camp decisions– or those decisions you make in a mountain top environment that we sometimes get discouraged about as we try to

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Dual Enrollment and the High School Student | 124

Today’s podcast is a really important one for parents with middle school or high school kids especially, as we will be talking to Stephen Buettell all about dual enrollment. Stephen will give us insight about why dual enrollment can be a good idea for your student, what to look for

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The Skit Guys Go To Family Camp | 123

Today, we are excited to be joined by Tommy Woodard and Eddie James. You may know them best as the Skit Guys, and we imagine for many of you the mere mention of the Skit Guys brings a smile to your face. Tommy and Eddie have had an incredible impact

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Freedom in a Screen Saturated World | 122

On today’s episode, Douglas Smith will be joining us to discuss how to intentionally lead our families to freedom and purpose in a screen saturated world. There isn’t a family alive that doesn’t need to hear what Douglas has to say and the strategies he offers. Each one of us

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You’re Not Meant to Be Alone | 121

Today, we wanted to talk about the fact that not one of us was created to go it alone. Throughout God’s Word we see that God has created mankind to live in community with others– God created families, people groups, and the church to fill that void, yet far too

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Reclaiming the Princess | 120

Jeanna Young joins today’s podcast! Jeanna, who after many years as an event planner, stepped out in faith to do a completely unexpected project that God put on her heart– and then has been able to stand back and watch Him work through it for many years. Jeanna is the

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Overcoming Learning Challenges | 119

Today’s podcast is centered around overcoming learning challenges, getting equipped to handle hard things, and more. Andrea Pitman is the Executive director of the Nectar Group, which focuses on helping children truly overcome learning challenges like ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning struggles. On today’s episode, she will talk about how

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A Hidden Secret of a Healthy Marriage | 118

Today’s episode is a throw back to our most popular episode of 2020. This has been such a helpful conversation through the years and we have so many new families joining us now that we didn’t want you to miss it. In this episode, David and Leslie will talk about

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Power Struggles and the Strong-Willed Child | 117

On today’s podcast, we are honored to have Kirk Martin of Celebrate Calm. We will be talking all about power struggles with strong-willed children and then specifically how to homeschool them. For many of you, there will be a lot of familiar situations discussed. Today’s podcast is sure to give

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11 Tips for Homeschool Success | 116

This is the time of year when I have historically struggled with finishing strong while looking ahead—both to a break for the summer and to make things better for next school year. So, today we’re going to be talking all about some tips for homeschool success that you can easily

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Raising Boys To Be Men | 115

This week, we are thrilled to have Mark Hancock, who leads Trail Life USA joining us. Mark is a homeschool dad who knows a lot about how to reach boys and help shepherd them into men after God’s own heart. He has great insight to share with parents and you’ll

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6 Things We’ve Learned in 24 Years of Marriage | 114

  Next week David and Leslie will celebrate their 24th anniversary, so they thought it would be fun to share several simple things they’ve learned through the years about marriage and their relationship with each other. Though the lessons they are going to share are simple, you may find they’re

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Classical Living Education | 113

On today’s podcast, Robert Bortins from Classical Conversations will be joining us. As we near the end of the homeschool year and start making plans for the upcoming one, many are considering what style or approach they want to take. Robert will give us some great information about classical education. 

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Teaching (and Learning) Obedience | 112

This week on the podcast, David and Leslie will be talking all about teaching and learning obedience. They will share tips about how they approached it when their children were younger, and why it’s such a big deal. We think you’ll be encouraged, and we hope you get some really

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Finishing the School Year Strong! | 111

Are you having a hard time with the motivation to finish the homeschool year strong? Or, are you looking at all that needs to be accomplished before you call it a year and wondering how you’ll ever make it? If so, then you are definitely in the right spot today. 

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Top 5 Mistakes Homeschoolers Make | 110

With the end of the school year upon us and many of us doing an assessment of the year and planning for next, we wanted to take some time this week to talk about some of the big mistakes homeschoolers make that rob them of the peace they are longing

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The Lasting Impact of Fathers | 109

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Stephen Ashton. Stephen has a heart for ministering to our boys and he’s spent a lifetime doing it– from serving at risk youth for 15 years to now being on the executive team at Trail Life USA. Now, as a homeschool dad himself,

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Free Gifts For Homeschooling Families Followers:

We hope you enjoy these free resources. We would also love to have you join us for a Teach Them Diligently event soon or all year long in Teach Them Diligently 365. We look forward to getting to know you soon.
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