Thursday, May 3, 2012

a point to share

i love to read and i have a small pocket-sized notebook where i jot down every little quip, every little quote that i want to remember.

my most recent read was a suspense thriller named Roadside Crosses by Jeffrey Deaver. Surprisingly, i found a lengthy quip that i want to remember in my quest to be a great parent.

you know, Katie, a parent never knows if they get it right. i'm sure you've wrestled with that. you always hope, you always pray, that you give your children the resources they need, the attitude, the courage. that's what it's all about, after all. not fighting their battles, but getting them prepared to fight on their own. teaching them to make judgments, to think for themselves. and when i saw you questioning what i might've done, looking at what happened, i knew that i got it one hundred percent right. i raised you not to be blind. you know, prejudice blinds people,hate blinds people. but loyalty and love blind people too. you looked past everything, for the truth. of course you got it wrong, but i can't fault you for that - Edie Dance

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

12 Reasons to Homeschool your Children

something i came across on blogspot.

1. Life is not about filling in the blanks, its about learning to think.
2. Home is where you can provide your children with a Christian World View. It is actually illegal for them to recieve that in the public system, this includes public schools online.
3. God's Word can have a place of honor in your home. It can be read freely, without threat of harm.
4. No one knows your children better than you. Is there a better person in the world to teach them besides you? I should say not!
5. Your children can be confident in their role in your family unit. Activities can be done as a family most of the time.
6. God has blessed you with these wonderful children. They are a gift from him. It is difficult to mold them to His will, if they are gone 8 hours of the day.
7. You will never have to worry about where your child is, what he/she is doing or what he/she is being exposed to.
8. Your children do not need to sit at a desk for 6 hours every day to become an educated person.
9. It is not important that your child learn to be in the same environment with 20 other people their same age. This does not happen in the real world. It is said that if your child can get along with their siblings, they can get along with anyone.
10. Each child learns differently and at a different speed. Your child needs to be taught at his/her own pace, not the pace of everyone around them. Grade levels are really not necessary.
11. You will never have to worry that your child is the victim of violence. Your home is safe.
12. And lastly but certainly not least, educating your child at home will give your child a greater chance of an eternal reward in heaven.

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God will all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Duetronomy 6:4-7

Blessings as you begin your homeschool year. Suzie

thank you Suzie of, for this nice blessing God bless!