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Tidbits of Truth for Homeschooling

Just to encourage you today, here are some great quotes from God’s Word, to help you in your parenting and homeschooling.

God’s Word has all we need.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3, NIV).

Hear, Learn, Keep, Do

When God wants to teach mankind something, He follows a very specific method that I can copy in my homeschooling. For instance, let’s look at how God teaches all mankind about His “invisible qualities, his eternal power, and divine nature”:

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.

Why Use Curriculum?

Last time I wrote a post on some practical, yet Biblical, homeschooling methods suggested from the book of Deuteronomy. I’ve been personally mulling over these methods a lot in the last few weeks. I’ve been homeschooling for many years now, and I’ve gotten more and more opinionated about how I teach in my home.

Biblical Homeschooling Methods

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been examining what Deuteronomy 6 has to say about a biblical homeschooling philosophy. I noted that the book of Deuteronomy seems to suggest specific methods for not only what and why we should teach our children, but how we should teach them.

Homeschooling, Adam Clarke Style – Part 2

Note: Last week, I started a two-part discussion from a commentary note by Adam Clarke, originally published in the early 1800s. He wrote the following about Deuteronomy 6:25, with what I feel is about the most excellent summary of homeschooling philosophy I’ve ever read.

Homeschooling, Adam Clarke style… (Adam who?!)

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Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, originally published in the early 1800s, has an interesting note on Deuteronomy 6:25. It is about the most excellent summary of homeschooling philosophy I’ve ever read. I can’t stop thinking about it.

The Multi-Age Homeschool

One of the toughest things about homeschooling is managing multiple ages at once. Since I believe that my job as a mother is to be with my children while they’re learning (see Deuteronomy 6:7 and Proverbs 29:15), I have to figure out how to be with seven different children at once.

Obedience and Homeschooling

If you’ve been homeschooling for any time at all, you’ve discovered the same secret I have. Children must be obedient if you’re going to enjoy teaching them!

God says the same thing:

“The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him” (Proverbs 23:24).

Motivation for Learning

How can we motivate our children to learn?

I absolutely love homeschooling and have no desire to educate my children in any other way, but admittedly, one of the biggest drawbacks to homeschooling is the lack of competition and the give-and-take that can happen in a good classroom.

Why Parenting Preschoolers Isn't Easy

Homeschooling when you have little toddlers or preschoolers around is a challenge, to say the least.  One of the most challenging parts of being a mom, in fact, is learning how to juggle the multitude of responsibilities that faces you in a day, from parenting various ages of children to handling all the different aspects of a home, sometimes while also maintaining a job or ministry.