Your Homeschooling Adventure
20 Small Things
to Make a Big Difference

Dear Fellow Homeschooler:

I'm writing this to homeschoolers around the world. I've never met you, at least not in person. But when you subscribe to my site and download my homeschooling freebies, purchase something through one of my links, or purchase one of my products it thrills my heart and soul. Another homeschooling family I can encourage, educate, motivate, and inspire.

Each and every one of you is my inspiration to keep this website going. Each subscriber to the site I treat  as a special friend to cherish and nurture. 

So homeschooling family this post is for you - whether you're just starting your journey or have been homeschooling for years. Nothing fancy here, just a few small tips (in no particular order) that can make a difference in your homeschooling and life journey.

  1. Pray for each other every day. Mom, take a few minutes before your day starts to meet with the Lord in prayer. Ask Him to lead, guide and direct your efforts.
  2. Remember your priorities: the Lord first, your husband (if you have one), the kids, work. Greet your husband warmly, when he comes home, when he enters the room, when he's nearby. Let your children see their mom and dad in a loving marriage.
  3. Give thanks to the Lord for your homeschooling opportunity.
  4. Offer kind words to your family. (Proverbs 31:26)
  5. Always speak the truth. Speak it in love. (Ephesians 4:15)
  6. Look on the bright side when things go wrong (and they will). Focus on the good and the right (Philippians 4:8)
  7. Don't sweat the small stuff. Let your kids be kids because one day you'll blink and they'll be grown. Treasure every minute with them, irritations and all.
  8. Hug your family and snuggle with them whenever you can. It's a fun part of homeschooling.
  9. Serve cheerfully - your family, in your community, at your church, whenever and wherever you can. You will teach your children servant leadership, the biblical model of leadership used by Jesus. (Mark 10:45)
  10. Listen carefully to what your kids are saying. Stop what you are doing and really, really listen to them. (James 1:19)
  11. Apologize humbly when you are wrong. Even though you are the parent, you don't always have to be right. If you mess up, apologize and ask forgiveness.
  12. Laugh together as a family. Be silly and have fun.
  13. Discipline with a soft answer. It turns away wrath. (Proverbs 15:1)
  14. Forgive fully, when your kids mess up, put it completely behind you and never bring it up again. (Ephesians 4:32)
  15. Take lots of field trips; enjoy each other's company away from the books.
  16. Enjoy your time together, this is one of the best benefits of homeschooling. Kids grow up way too fast.
  17. Build up your kids rather than tear down. Let them know how much you love them and that you truly appreciate them.
  18. Smile often.
  19. Love one another and love your neighbor as yourself.
  20. Stay on your homeschooling journey, no matter what darts satan may throw at you to try and get you off track, stick with it through the good and the bad. You won't regret it.
  21. A bonus tip, throw out the television. Instead, learn and play music together. The family that plays together stays together through homeschooling and beyond!

As you travel the homeschooling road and beyond, I pray you and your family will be blessed. I pray the Lord fills your homeschool with a His presence, purpose, and joy. I pray that the love your family has for one another and for homeschooling will shine a bright light onto a dark world.

Rejoice in the Lord,

Carolann Henderson

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