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Discipleship and Educational Opportunities This Christmas

This month, we'll be looking more closely at the account of Jesus' birth in scripture, and we'll be looking for discipleship opportunities (and growth opportunities therein.) This week, we're getting some historical context surrounding Jesus' birth as we stand in awe at how "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us..."

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Back to Basics: Taking care of mama! — An Interview with Genevieve Voreis

With the hectic holiday season upon us, now is a perfect time to focus on the importance of taking care of ourselves, so we are fit to take care of those we love the most. Leslie is joined by Genevieve Voreis this week as Genevieve shares her incredible story and shares what God taught her through health trials, the loss of a son, and the journey that came from those things.

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A working mom, raising Godly men with a conviction for stewardship and Godly character

Today Vere interviews Andrea Bridgman, Sr. Project Manager at Evangelical Christian Credit Union. Andrea and her husband co-homeschool their 3 boys. She’s a nurturing mom with purpose! Although her boys are young, she’s raising Godly men who are responsible, ethical, empowered by Christ and who don’t stand down to the pressures of this world. She was our Project Manager on Start Young. Her use of Start Young is primarily about teaching stewardship, honoring God, giving, and helping her children learn about accountablility. She shares some great real-life examples and Moms will really relate to her, and come away with encouragement to honor what God has called them to do.

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Parenting Through Emotions– Interview with Tricia Goyer

You do not want to miss this discussion. Tricia Goyer, author of Calming Angry Kids- Help and Hope for Parents in the Whirlwind, gives some incredible tips and practical insight about how to help our children through various emotional displays. There is insight and help for all parents in this short discussion.

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Teaching History Using Source Documents – Interview with Ben Kunkel

There is great value in approaching the way we teach history by using source documents and real experiences to do so. Join Leslie and Ben Kunkel of the Ashbrook Center as they talk about teaching history to your high school students using source documents-- and even throw in some great ideas for making history come alive for your younger students!

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Ways to focus on others during this upcoming holiday season

The next few months will be filled with excitement for all as there are ample things to celebrate, people to visit with, gifts to give, and love to share. As we prepare to enter this often busy season, let's all take a few minutes to think of ways we can help our children learn the value of focusing on others during this time of year, rather then on themselves.

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Celebrating Amazing Lessons for Homeschool Moms And Dads

We’ve already discussed the academic lessons we all learn as we’re homeschooling our children, but this week let’s focus on some lessons that are even more important! Homeschooling is a great way to grow in our roles as mom or dad as well. Just the audio from this week’s video: Additional Resources: Avoiding Burnout in […]

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Keep It Simple – An Interview With Steve Lambert

Sometimes we lose our way because we take our eyes off why we're doing what we're doing as well as how high the stakes and how great the opportunities really are. This week, we'll chat with homeschool pioneer and publisher of Five in a Row, Steve Lambert, about what he's learned about homeschooling and parenting through the years. This is a must watch!!

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Giving Teens the Freedom (and Guidance) to Succeed Financially

Originally aired as a Facebook Live, this video will give you some great insights and ideas for how to teach your children to succeed financially. Linda Carlson and Vere Reynolds from Evangelical Christian Credit Union are part of the Homeschool Financial Counselor Team here at Teach Them Diligently, and they shared some incredibly helpful ideas […]

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Frank Talk About Parenting In Light Of The Internet

In this interview, Leslie and Sam Black talk very frankly about the dangers facing our children today with the wide availability of internet access as well as discussing great tools and principles to help you equip your children to stand on their own.

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Parenting for the Heart (and Speech) of your child

Ginger Hubbard joins Leslie this week to talk about Biblical parenting and how to train your child to think and speak biblically. They will talk about specific steps in taming your child's tongue and equipping them to be godly and mature in their talk.

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Hospitable Homeschooling – Interview With Jen Schmidt

Opening our home is an amazing way to enrich our families and our homeschools and to serve others-- even when the idea of doing so may seem completely overwhelming with everything that's going on. This week, get inspired to be a hospitable homeschooler, and get some great ideas for how to do that and just how much of a blessing it will turn out to be.

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Organizing Your Homeschool Classes

A command central approach to organizing your classes can give you a ton of peace of mind and keep you on track-- as well as help you to remember how much fun it is to homeschool! :)

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Teaching Your Children About Money – Interview with Linda Carlson

As parents, we all want to give our children a much better foundation than we had ourselves. That's one of the reasons we homeschool them, for we know that by tailoring their education and taking every opportunity afforded to us to point them to Jesus, we are giving them a huge head start to be prepared for whatever God has in store for the next phase of their life. This week, we're chatting with Linda Carlson about some great ideas and opportunities that are available for us to teach our children sound financial principles that will reap benefits in their lives for years to come. (And you may even learn some yourself!) :)

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Why Should Dad Be Involved In Homeschooling?

I told you last week that when David and I did my time inventory, he got a much clearer view of what I do each day—and a much greater appreciation for homeschooling. He was already a spectacular homeschool dad, but he has learned quite a bit himself through the years, and I talked him into sharing his heart with your today. Feel free to grab your husband and join us for this week’s discussion.

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The Surprising Benefits of Building A Time Inventory

One of the questions that so many people ask me is "how can I possibly get everything done in a day?" When you take a birds-eye view of educating your children while still keeping them fed, clean, and nurtured-- and STILL managing your home and being a wife, it can get overwhelming. This week, let's look at time and try to find ways to use it better, so we can always have it available for what is truly important in our day.

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Don’t jump to conclusions: The Importance of Questions in Conversations

Have you noticed how often we jump to conclusions in this day and age? We read a headline and fill in the blanks with whatever we THINK goes there without taking the time to dig deeper to find out what really happened and why. In parenting, we can often do the same thing if we're not careful. This week, let's chat about the importance of not jumping to conclusions and how taking the time to have even difficult conversations with our children can prove to be an incredible discipleship time.

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