Hey guys! Wow and what an amazing time we are having so far. If you don’t know what is going on, we are heading up to Washington, DC for the Teach Them Diligently Convention! This is making a great road trip with the kids and the Allen family (WWW.Conversaving.com).
Dads, I have a rather poignant question for you today. “What are you teaching your kids?” Now your first thought may be “Whoa, Steve, I support my wife in homeschooling anyway I can. But when it comes to teaching, that is all her!” This is what I would call the typical answer from most men when it comes to homeschooling. But when you do that, what are you teaching? *BAMM* Gotcha! Now don’t get mad and quit reading, work with me here.
Hey dads! I am coming at you with a very important question and topic. Who has your child’s heart? There are many things and activities in the life of a child today that pull their attention away from us as parents. In time it can cause a separation of sorts between you and your child. The way to avoid such issues is to have your child’s heart. But what does that mean? How do you get and keep your child’s heart.
1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 listening closely to wisdom
and directing your heart to understanding;
3 furthermore, if you call out to insight
and lift your voice to understanding,
4 if you seek it like silver
and search for it like hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and discover the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
I am at times asked why we have decided to home school our kids. Before we started, I needed to ask myself the question, “Why should we homeschool?” To be honest about it, there is a huge monetary commitment, a huge time commitment, it is not easy and to the world we appear to be backwards! So why?