Encouragement

Be blessed and encouraged as you walk with the Lord and homeschool your children!

Encouragement for Homeschooling

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The cat got out, you are out of milk, you just ran out of paper towels and the baby is crying. Oh, and the WiFi just went out in the middle of your video homeschool lesson.

Some days it seems like things are going haywire. If you are looking for a source of encouragement for homeschooling, get connected to a local homeschool community of other like-minded moms and dad.

You’ll be able to share tips and tricks of the trade and to weather the days that go a little crazy.

Encouragement for Moms

From running the dishwasher, to running the classroom, to running the office, moms have a lot of different roles.

Homeschool moms are a great source of strength and guidance for their children and families, but sometimes moms need a little encouragement.

Encouragement for moms comes from prayer, spouses, friends, and can also be found in community whether it is church or a local homeschool group.

Encouragement for Dads

When you are a kid, you think of Dad as being ten feet tall and able to overcome any obstacle in his path.

As you grow older, you realize that dads are actually human and that they can use some encouragement from time to time.

Prayer is a great way for dads to seek encouragement.

Encouragement for Kids

A hug, a compliment, a smile—these are some of the ways we provide encouragement for our kids.

Another great source of encouragement comes through prayer and asking God for guidance for our children.

Encouragement Articles

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

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Camp Decision…?

It’s been a little more than a week since Teach Them Diligently in Pigeon Forge. Many of you are still talking about the event, especially

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True Story

Two weeks ago we were in Sandusky for our last Teach Them Diligently Convention of the season. We are looking into and actively planning adding

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Encouragement in Scripture

God’s Word is a source of hope and encouragement for all of us.

As a homeschool parent, there is a wealth of encouragement in scripture like in Deuteronomy 6:5-7:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your strength…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Pursuing Encouraging Relationships

When children are homeschooled, we are able to instill hope, confidence, and support in their daily lessons by giving them undivided attention.

This helps to strengthen the parent-child relationship. It is also important to pursue encouraging and supportive relationships with friends, family, and community whether it is a homeschool community, neighborhood, or church community.

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8 Great Smarts: All Children Are Smart – Help Them Believe It!

Speaker: Dr. Kathy Koch All children need to know they’re smart. Being smart empowers them to believe in their todays and tomorrows, to expect some learning to be easy, and to study when something isn’t. Being smart gives them hope. There are 8 distinct and proven ways of being smart (word, logic, picture, music, body, […]

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Perspective is Everything

Speaker: Rachael Carman As you consider how to go forward in your homeschooling journey, where are you standing? Are you on the field or in the stands or in the blimp? It matters. What is obstructing your view? Who’s on your team? Where is the finish line? How can you best proceed? Why are you […]

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20 Things to Pray for Your Children

Speaker: Wendy Shaw Prayer to our spiritual life is like breathing is to living. Here is a starting list you can adapt and cultivate to your own family when praying for your children! I share ideas on how to have a disciplined prayer life and creative ways to implement these practices. I’ll also share how […]

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Weary of the Waiting? Dealing with Disappointment in a God-Honoring Way

Speaker: Cecelia Schmidt Waiting can be hard, and we can become weary and disappointed when our desires are not met. If God is all-powerful and loving, then why do we doubt Him when He doesn’t grant our requests? In this session, we will study God‘s Word to learn how to find joy in the waiting […]

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Help! I’m Running on Empty!!!

Speaker: Dana Blomberg The term “”Homeschooling Mom”” means everything from preschool teacher to chemistry lab technician, from chief cook and bottle washer to Biblical Counselor and everything in between. And then there is maintaining my walk with the Lord, a healthy marriage, church involvement, piano lessons, soccer practice…how do I maintain while fulfilling several full-time […]

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God Made You For “Such a Time as This”

Speaker: Joie Harber Whether it’s a season of survival mode, success, or doubt, God has a purpose for you, your marriage, your homeschool, and (most importantly) your children’s souls. Are you ready to move from feeling inadequate to empowered? Join Joie as we conquer our fears and learn how to put God’s word in our […]

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Homeschooling with a Broken Spirit

Speaker: Dennis Gundersen Homeschool Moms have a busy life! The comprehensive, multi-faceted work of it all can become overwhelming. If you, or a mother you know, have ever found yourself depressed, this is the workshop for you. As Don Francisco sang, “It ain’t sin to get the blues”, but it’s not a pleasure, either. When […]

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Three Power Sources Available in a Man’s Search for Happiness

Speaker: Norm Wakefield Where does the pursuit of happiness lead a man? It will lead him to experience at least two or three sources of power to find the happiness he seeks. What are those power sources and what affect do they have on the man? You’ll discover that two power sources will fail to […]

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Lies Homeschoolers Believe

Speaker: Todd Wilson Your house is a disaster, your kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you’ll ever make it through another day of school. Your “get up and go” has “gotten up and went”. You used to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you’re feeling like burnt […]

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Choosing the Soundtracks of Your Life

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The thoughts that repeatedly play in your mind become the soundtracks of your life, and those soundtracks greatly affect how you view and respond to situations. Join Sonya for a look at how you can choose powerful soundtracks and build biblical playlists through Scripture memory. She will walk you through a simple […]

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Truth Changes Everything

Speaker: Dr. Jeff Myers From social conflict to purposelessness and lack of identity, the loss of truth affects us every day. Is all hope lost? In this talk, Dr. Jeff Myers shares the fascinating stories of Jesus-followers who lived for truth and transformed the world in times of crisis. These inspiring figures led the way […]

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Homeschooling During Difficult Times

Speaker: Dr. Sandi Queen In this session, Dr. Sandi Queen shares how, during her youngest son’s 3 1/2 year battle with cancer, and her own diagnosis two years into her son’s struggle, the Lord allowed her to continue to not only persevere through daily life in a busy household and care for her ailing son, […]

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From Diapers To Diplomas: Secrets to Starting Strong and Finishing with Joy

Speaker: Heidi St. John Homeschooling is a marathon- not a sprint. Too many start at a sprinter’s pace, burn out quickly and stagger hopelessly toward the finish line. Veteran homeschool mom of seven, Heidi St John knows what it takes to “run the race with perseverance keeping our eyes on Jesus.” Learn how to start […]

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Are Your Children Prepared? Prayer and Persecution

Speaker: Katy Hardwick Smith Together we’ll discuss ways to strengthen our children’s faith through prayer and knowledge of the persecuted church through resources from Voice of the Martyrs. We’ll discuss how heroes of the faith can strengthen and equip our children. By understanding the current persecution crisis around the world, we can help set our […]

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Creating A Grateful Home: Way Beyond Please and Thank You!

Speaker: David Nunnery Gratitude is so powerful in the heart of a believer. It will transform your home, your heart, and your mind. It will improve your platform for teaching, heal your marriage, and so much more. Listen Now

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Hope for the Overwhelmed Homeschool Parents

Speaker: Terrie McKee Are you overwhelmed with all.the.things? Homeschool, home, therapies, marriage, cleaning, planning, trying to fit some Bible in there too–it’s a never-ending cycle. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. In this practical, biblical session, Terrie McKee will examine how biblical characters handled stress and overwhelming situations. Participants will learn how to […]

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The Hidden Gift of Homeschooling with Chronic Illness

Speaker: Aimee Smith Have you wondered if you should quit homeschooling because of your illness or other chronic problem? Homeschooling is hard, but homeschooling with chronic illness can feel downright impossible. In the midst of the struggle, however, a hidden gift exists. This gift will help you do more than merely survive. Your struggle might […]

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Hearing and Understanding God’s Call on Your Life

Speaker: Dr. Jeff Myers “Follow your dreams.” “Discover your passion.” “Take some time to find yourself.” The culture is full of hideous advice such as this that makes it harder, not easier, to find a sense of calling in life. We’ll examine the idea of “vocation” (from the Latin Vocare, “to call”) to discover those […]

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Becoming a Warrior for Christ

Speaker: Carl Willis In this session Carl will reveal the keys to becoming a warrior for Christ. Every Man A Warrior teaches men how to walk with God, succeed in life and spiritually multiply. Carl will go over the four book curriculum that is used by small groups to accomplish this. Book 1 teaches a […]

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Homeschooling: The Long Haul – Determination, Motivation, and Inspiration to Starting and Finishing Strong

Speaker: September McCarthy Planning to succeed in your Homeschool journey and staying motivated takes perseverance and inspiration. September will help you start strong and learn when to pivot your plan or stay the course to finish well. Listen Now

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Attention Obsessive-Compulsive, Perfectionist, Control-Freaks: CHILL OUT

Speaker: Rachael Carman As an obsessive-compulsive-perfectionist-control-freak herself, Rachael discusses how in many instances she is her own worst enemy when it comes to taking advantage of freedoms of home school. Are you tied to your plan? Do you shiver at the idea of change or adjustment? Are you missing out on significant moments because you […]

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Am I Ruining My Children? What I Wish I Knew As a New Homeschool Mom

Speaker: Sherri Seligson Let’s face it. At one time or another we all feel our homeschooled kids are missing out on “something.” Yet we often can’t see the big picture. We imagine the 7th grader down the street is up for a Nobel Prize while we haven’t even begun to cover 13th century Africa! RELAX. […]

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KEYNOTE: Created To Be

Speaker: Dr. Kathy Koch As Dr. Kathy shares her story, you’ll be able to see yours more clearly. Why were you created? What about children and others you serve? Who are they and who are they becoming? You will be inspired by Chatty Kathy’s too-tall, spelling-is-challenging, low-voice reality and how it’s God’s perfect design for […]

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Are Your Children Prepared? Prayer and Persecution

Speaker: Katy Hardwick Smith Together we’ll discuss ways to strengthen our children’s faith through prayer and knowledge of the persecuted church through resources from Voice of the Martyrs. We’ll discuss how heroes of the faith can strengthen and equip our children. By understanding the current persecution crisis around the world, we can help set our […]

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Overcome Mom Fears Through Reading Aloud

Speaker: Jennifer Pepito In this session, Jennifer will share ten lessons for overcoming fear taken from the books she read aloud to her children. Fear can rob the joy from our homeschool journey, but we can overcome by looking at noble characters in literature and applying the truth we learn from these examples to our […]

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The Power Source of Men is Knowing Who and Whose You Are

Speaker: Norm Wakefield What defines a man? It’s his identity source. We’ll look for four identity principles that define Jesus. These four principles are at work in every man. They explain why men have become what they are, and provide insight into how a man’s life can be transformed. It’s all a matter of identity […]

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Responding Biblically to Fear, Worry, and Anxiety

Speaker: Lisa Schmidt Most of us know that worry is wrong, so we disguise it with different terms like, “concerned,” “troubled,” or “bothered.” Regardless of the term used, worry saps our energy, drains our joy, destroys evangelism, and even aggravates many physical ailments. The Bible is clear that worry is sinful, idolatrous, and a sign […]

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Step Back and Relax

Speaker: Peggy Alier Stressed out trying to balance schooling, extra-curriculars, home life, church, and a zillion other things? Take a break and learn some tips and techniques to help de-stress, prioritize, and get better sleep. Listen Now

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The Busy Mom’s Homeschool Survival Guide: Because It’s a Jungle Out There!

Speaker: Heidi St. John “I’m overwhelmed!” “My kids are going to have gaps in their education.” “Everything depends on me.” “I’ve failed too many times.” “I can’t do this right.” “I’m screwing up my kids.” “Everyone else’s kids are doing better than mine.” Have you heard the lies, too? Join Heidi as she talks about […]

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Homeschooling Isn’t The Answer

Speaker: Rachael Carman Bummer isn’t it. Wouldn’t it be nice if homeschooling was the answer? I mean, wouldn’t it be nice if all of the problems in our families could be solved with good family time and great curriculum? Wouldn’t it be great if all we had to do was adopt a certain daily schedule, […]

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