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

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Head for Jesus

When Leslie and I were much younger, we used to attend a youth workers conference at a camp here near our home. The preaching was

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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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The Titus 2 Woman: Is She Relevant for Today?

What are women supposed to teach and learn from one another? To love their husbands, love their children, and take care of their homes. Is that even relevant in our society today? Please join us for this intriguing workshop as we discover the timeless truths from God’s Word about our biblical role as women. Learn how to practically apply these truths in your own life and in the lives of your daughters and young women you disciple, and begin restoring biblical balance and unity in the home.

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When Grandpa and Grandma Don’t Support Homeschooling

Got stress? The most wonderful home education journey can become stressful, agonizing, even overwhelming when Grandpa and Grandma (or other family members) oppose homeschooling. This workshop will equip you with family survival tactics, plus strategies for making Grandpa and Grandma WANT to jump on board, as well as steps for navigating the everyday interactions with grandparents who don’t share the homeschooling parents’ religious convictions.

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Preparing for College – It’s Easier than You Might Think!

This workshop will cover testing and transcripts, dual enrollment, college choices, gap year programs and other post-high school options. Pat, who homeschooled her nine children all the way through, is now a Homeschool Specialist at a Christian college and she can help you navigate through the high school years successfully!

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Parenting the Challenging Child

Has the Lord blessed you with a child or children that stretch your parenting muscles? How can you lead a child that doesn’t want to listen? What to do when one reluctant learner starts stalling out your whole family’s homeschooling? Chris and Heather have 5 children that have special needs and good old fashioned growth issues like being teenagers. Come learn effective strategies to parent your challenging child!

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Affording the Homeschool Life

Many homeschool families don’t have years to financially plan ahead for this priceless homeschool journey. Most of us close our eyes tight and jump into the deep waters of homeschooling by faith. Jamerrill Stewart and her husband have successfully kept their homeschool dreams alive through feast and famine. Jamerrill’s heart from the Lord is that finances would not hinder any family who feels called to homeschool. In this workshop, Jamerrill shares part of her family’s story of trusting the Lord and watching Him provide again and again for their homeschooling vision. She will discuss creative ideas, tips, and resources for cutting family expenses – saving on everything from groceries, diapers, and house cleaners, to homeschooling for free while not cutting back on learning.

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Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool

Guess what? You are not in charge of your homeschool, and that brings freedom! When we truly surrender our homeschool to the One who called us to this journey, we can find joy and success in our journey. The hardest times in my homeschool were the years I tried to do it in my own strength. Hear Karen’s story of how God called her to homeschool against the odds, and because of her answering the call, He has supplied abundantly more than all she could have asked or imagined.

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Meal Planning Made Simple

Tired of searching the pantry for meal fixings at 5pm? From breakfast to dinner and all the snacks in between, our families need to be fed. Meal planning doesn’t have to be a long and elaborate process – it can be detailed or simple – and you CAN do it, in 15 minutes or less!

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Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview

Are your children prepared to face the “Real World”? Learn how to equip your children to stand against the flood of secularism that threatens to drown them. What is your worldview? How are you going to transfer it to your children? Will you be more effective than the media and popular culture? Discover how to teach your children to view the core subjects (and all of life) through the lenses of scripture.

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An Evening of Real Refreshment for Moms presented by Apologia

As homeschool moms, we are always on call, aren’t we? We are privileged to meet the needs of daddy and children and to be the glue that holds our families together. At Teach Them Diligently, we want to offer YOU a night of refreshment, so we’ve teamed up with our dear friend Rachael Carman to bring you a night to remember!

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How to Simplify Your Homeschooling

Homeschool families tend to bite off more than they can chew when it comes to curriculum choices. We fall in love with all the “shiny and fun” curriculum without coming up with a game plan for how to implement it all. Often times, we need to simplify what we are doing and even (gasp) ditch a little curriculum here and there. This practical workshop is filled with creative ideas on how to supplement what you are already doing and easily plan out a simpler homeschool year (maybe even without curriculum for some subjects).

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Responding Biblically to Guilt and Shame

Guilt is a gift from God and is designed to direct us toward Him. Unfortunately, many Christians do not respond biblically to guilt and end up repeating the same sinful habits over and over. Many times, unresolved guilt snowballs into other sins like worry, anxiety, depression, or sinful anger. In this workshop, you will discover how to respond biblically to guilt and shame and how to disciple your children with the same truths.

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Homeschooling with Babies and Toddlers

Are you homeschooling older children and have babies and/or toddlers in the home? Come to this session to learn strategies for scheduling and planning to meet the needs of your little ones while also meeting the educational needs of your older students. This workshop is geared to giving you ideas on things to do with your little ones. If you have preschoolers and below, this session is for you.

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Battle Plan for Prayer

Stephen Kendrick will be speaking on prayer and using the Lord’s Prayer to break down a “Battle Plan for Prayer.” Steve Green will be presenting “How the Power of Legacy Led to Museum of the Bible.” He will be discussing the three ways we look at the Bible: Impact, Narrative, and History and how it is the basis for what they are doing. This is a discussion on the Bible and its impact on history as well as the importance of Scripture in family life.

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Affording the Homeschool Life

Many homeschool families don’t have years to financially plan ahead for this priceless homeschool journey. Most of us close our eyes tight and jump into the deep waters of homeschooling by faith. Jamerrill Stewart and her husband have successfully kept their homeschool dreams alive through feast and famine. Jamerrill’s heart from the Lord is that finances would not hinder any family who feels called to homeschool. In this workshop, Jamerrill shares part of her family’s story of trusting the Lord and watching Him provide again and again for their homeschooling vision. She will discuss creative ideas, tips, and resources for cutting family expenses – saving on everything from groceries, diapers, and house cleaners, to homeschooling for free while not cutting back on learning.

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Education: Does God Have An Opinion?

Is Education a neutral subject? Does God have a preference for how He wants children to be educated? What does the Bible teach about schooling? Is there one correct path for education? Are public schools a viable option for Christians? These questions and more will be discussed in this engaging presentation.

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Preparing Small Children to be Homeschooled

For almost 20 years, Debby Sjogren has been teaching a seminar called “Mothering Small Children”. Based on Biblical virtues of “Honor & Respect”, come ready to learn nine standards with practical application ideas for training the heart attitude of your preschoolers so they will be ready and willing to receive your authority as their teacher when they become school-aged.

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Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview

Are your children prepared to face the “Real World”? Learn how to equip your children to stand against the flood of secularism that threatens to drown them. What is your worldview? How are you going to transfer it to your children? Will you be more effective than the media and popular culture? Discover how to teach your children to view the core subjects (and all of life) through the lenses of scripture.

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The Power of Affirmation (to Motivate Reluctant Students)

When you are trying to inspire and motivate children, there are two forces that are often exerted: positive and negative reinforcement. In this session, Israel explains the importance of affirmation as a way to inspire and motivate your reluctant child. Drawing from practical and Biblical examples, this session will help you to keep those important relational connections as you are attempting to impart knowledge.

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