children at home.
|Barak and Zeke doing schoolwork. No shirts required when |
If God had not called me to do this I would never be able to get it done. I have no patience, I'm not a natural teacher, I'm not great at every subject and I get distracted very easily. In spite of all of my shortcomings God has worked through me to give my boys an amazing education so far. Barak is reading way above his grade level and Zeke knows where every country is located in Africa and North and South America, plus he is a math genius. None of these things are because I am doing a great job but because I pray daily that God shows me how to teach them and what to teach them. We read, play games on the Ipad, read some more, use video games and then we read again. I have so many people ask me how I do it and tell me that they never could. I promise you that through prayer you can do ALL things! I'm not saying that everyone has to homeschool but I just want to encourage those of you that feel like they don't have the skills. It's like on Ratatoullie when Gusteau says that "Anyone can cook". Anyone can homeschool and I am a prime example of that.
|Barak helping to fold towels.|
|Zeke folding washcloths.|
My kids are social, they help take care of their siblings, they are learning how to cook, clean, build things, garden and many other household tasks that they would never learn in school, and most importantly they are building a relationship with Christ daily. If we want to spend all day studying God's word and worshiping then we can and no matter what anyone else says the most important thing to me is their souls. I love homeschooling and can't imagine my day without my kids by my side. Oh and I failed to mention that we have TONS of fun every single day so that doesn't hurt either. : )
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