|Keep Going, Don't stop!|
My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. (James 1:3-6)
I don't want to always make homeschooling sound so dreadful. I promise I would have NEVER educated my children any other way (of course, unless God prompted me). My children are now teens, and they are three of the most incredible lively, engaged, personable teens I know. Still that doesn't make schooling at home easy... especially three or more.
You got to love how honest teens can be. I learned today that
- I spend too much time writing/and on the computer.
- I need to find a television show that I watch regularly for at least an hour a day.
- Cellphones are intimate personal property that connects people to the out-side world.
- Greek is my son's favorite subject. (My daughter's used to be lunch.)
- Teens can better understand why something is important if I explain instead of demanding.
- I have a problem with time... I am oblivious to it... never on time.... never bother to look at it.
- Crumbs on the sofa are OK because they are our crumbs not some nasty who-knows-from-where.
- My children love me and I love them, and we can talk through even difficult problems.