Become an Encouraging Homeschool Mom

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Whether you are new to homeschooling, or if it is already a tried and true routine, it is easy to become discouraged.  Simply put, sometimes life (and homeschooling) doesn’t go as planned.  Our children might balk at their respective school assignments, or life events sometimes get in the way of completing academics in a timely manner.  Mommas, let me tell you, I have been there!  During these times it is so easy to become discouraged, and then that discouragement can unfortunately “rub off” onto our children.

While this is, so to speak, “normal,” it doesn’t have to be commonplace in your family.  As Christians, we are called to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)  When we have thoughts that are contrary to the fruits of the Spirit, we can be sure that those thoughts do not come from the Lord.  Our thoughts should stay focused on love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Discouragement can lead to bitterness and anger, which can destroy the atmosphere in our homes.  Ask me how I know?  I’ve let this take root many times over.  But thankfully, through Christ we can overcome this destructive cycle.  Our children take our cues from us.  While we must teach them that without Christ we can do nothing, at the same time, we should point them to the truth that in Christ we can find perfect peace…yes, even while homeschooling!  Christ is the key!

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

John 15:5

One of the ways that I believe brings peace to a homeschool is to follow your child’s leading.  There is just something wonderful about watching your child’s eyes light up during a meaningful learning experience.

Also, I would love to share a free “First Day of Homeschool” Printable with you!  This would be a fun prop to use while taking “first day of school” photos.  Click here to reach the download page.

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Possibly linking to these awesome blog parties!

 

Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

One Thought on “Become an Encouraging Homeschool Mom

  1. Life Breath Present on July 28, 2014 at 10:45 am said:

    Since we are planning to homeschool, I love finding more information on the whole process. So, with that said, going to do a bit of reading on Charlotte Mason since I haven’t done that yet, though I’ve heard her name before. Thanks for the nudge 🙂

    Swinging by from Mommy Moments!

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