Last week I gave you ten suggestions for an abundant homeschool. This week I’d like to encourage you to give yourself permission to do the following ten things.
- Do what you really believe is best for your children — even if “everyone” else is doing x, y, or z.
- Include time in your schedule for sitting on the couch in your own home with your children gathered around you.
- Choose what is tugging at your heart, instead of what is screaming in your ear.
- Schedule less than you did the last time you felt more like a chauffeur than a mama– if possible, much less.
- Give your husband more of you than you felt you had time for last year.
- Trust God and don’t let fear control your decisions.
- Believe that God wouldn’t have given you your children to teach if He hadn’t thought you could do it.
- Make decisions that will keep your children at home more and on the road less.
- Give your children time to become closer to each other and to you and their daddy than to their friends.
- Teach the way Jesus taught His disciples.
And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him . . . .
When Jesus taught that way, He was teaching the same way that God told the Israelites to teach their children hundreds of years before. Our Father began by telling the Israelites to take His words “to heart and to soul.”
Children are taking the words they hear into their hearts and souls. As a homeschooling mama, you have the opportunity to make sure those words are good for your children’s hearts and souls.
You shall therefore take these words of mine to heart and to soul;
and you shall tie them as a sign on your hand,
and they shall be as frontlets on your forehead.
You shall also teach them to your sons,
speaking of them when you sit in your house,
when you walk along the road, when you lie down,
and when you get up.