Parenting: Principles Over Formula – HIRL Episode 142

Free homeschool podcast about Christian parenting with principles and not formulasParenting formulas tend to make us feel safe: Do it this way, and your children will grow up to be godly/good citizens/intelligent/productive, etc. But is this what God has in mind when he gives us children in our homes?

Join us and author Heather Haupt as we talk homeschooling (she’s a homeschool grad), parenting promises, principles, formulas, and the gospel.


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How to Help Your Child with Low Frustration Tolerance

If your child is easily frustrated and you’re frustrated in knowing how to handle it, this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show will be of help. I’ll share six tips for teaching frustration management.

Low Frustration Tolerance podcast

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Low Frustration Tolerance

Ways to Teach Children Gratitude

Who doesn’t want grateful children? In this episode, I’ll share six powerful ways for teaching children gratitude. They have made a difference for my family.

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Terrible Twos?

Terrible Twos?

Terrible Twos?

with Israel and Brook Wayne

Got a toddler in the house? What is a parent supposed to do to help their child become the “Terrific Twos” rather than the “Terrible Twos”? Israel and Brook share their experience and Biblical instruction.

 

Israel and Brook Wayne are authors of the books: Pitchin’ A Fit Overcoming Angry and Stressed out Parenting, and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship.

Sharing the Gospel with Your Kids – MBFLP 139

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As Christian homeschool parents, what’s your number one concern? No question – it’s about teaching your kids to know and love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ! In this episode, we talk with veteran pastor and teacher Dennis Gundersen, author of Your Child’s Profession of Faith, about the awesome responsibility – and incredible blessing – of sharing the gospel with your children. How early can they truly believe? How can tell if they’ve really understood the gospel? What do you do if you’re just not sure? And more!

 

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The Only Biblical Way to Parent – MBFLP 136

RRM One Biblical Way to Raise a BabyNew parents are deluged with advice about the best way to care for their infants and young children. New believers with children of any age may have the same experience – only this time, it’s often promoted as the Biblical way to raise them … how to be a truly Christian parent.The problem we’ve seen with several popular programs is their claim to be the Biblical pattern. The one and only, exclusive, accept-no-substitute guide to God’s rule book for raising kids. This episode, we talk about where this approach falls short – and how quickly we fall into harshness, judgment, and legalism toward our children and our fellow believers!

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What Your Child Needs to Know About Obesity

What to Teach Your Child About Obesity: The Homeschool Sanity Show PodcastWe have heard the statistics, but our kids need to hear them too–as well as the consequences. Obesity, as we know, contributes to shorter lifespans and a decreased quality of life. Let’s teach our children how to avoid obesity now and as adults.

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Action Steps for the Week

1.Teach Scriptures having to do with gluttony

2. Explain that hunger is the only reason to eat

3. Teach how to avoid eating past satisfied

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How to Balance Work and Homeschooling

Raising Next Generation Homeschoolers

homeschooling, parenting, ChristianWould you like your children to homeschool your grandchildren one day?
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Renée Gotcher is most homeschooling parents’ dream — a homeschool graduate now homeschooling her own children.

I wanted to know:

  • Why her mother chose to homeschool when it wasn’t as popular as it is today.
  • How Renée reacted to beginning homeschooling as a high school student
  • How she met her husband and decided to homeschool their own children
  • If her parents shared their desire that she would homeschool too
  • If she had anxiety about what homeschooling would mean for her career
  • If her mother gave her advice on curriculum
  • If she feels extra pressure because she’s a next generation homeschooler
  • If she has homeschooled friends who’ve chosen not to homeschool themselves
  • If she hopes her own children will homeschool and how she encourages that

Listen in for this inspiring interview, then visit NextGenHomeschool to read How We Manage Working While Homeschooling, the top homeschool encouragement posts of 2013, or Defending My Homeschool Rights in Oklahoma. Renée regularly pins can’t-miss content to the What’s Hot in Homeschooling Pinterest board. Follow it to stay inspired.

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, entrepreneur & home-educating mother of three daughters: Audrey, Claire and Elise. A former journalist, Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. She is editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

 

 

Mommy Jammies Night – Leslie Nunnery

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As busy moms, we wear many hats– wife, mother, housekeeper, chef, educator, taxi driver, and so much more. The demands on our time are endless. Do you ever lose sight of why you do all that you do? Do you ever find yourself feeling discontent with where God has you right now, or do you ever feel like there is no more of you to give to anyone? Let’s take a very practical and personal look at exactly why we are here. Along the way, I think we’ll see the incredible purpose and peace we all can have when we truly figure that out.

Why are You Here?

We’ve all been made for a purpose, right? But what is that purpose? What if we are very unhappy with that purpose? Let’s face it, sometimes we are discontent. I want to discuss that, but first let’s look at a few questions. These aren’t easy, and for some it takes a lifetime to discern and discover.

First, look around you. Are you happy with your purpose? Do you know why you’ve been created? Do you realize your life purpose?

Why are you hereWhy are you here?

Are you sighing in contentment because everything is going well, or are you frustrated because nothing is going right–at least nothing you’d like to see done today? That is part of the problem. Our expectations are often way beyond what is possible in one day. I know this from experience.

On Monday, for example, I wanted to finish wrapping five presents, go to a local warehouse and buy some essentials, and read four papers my children have waiting for me to evaluate for Literature and History. At noon that day, I was set to host an episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms with two of the show hosts (Carol Topp & Meredith Curtis).

Instead, I had to cancel the show due to a family emergency.

Life happens. Well-laid plans get changed. Reality sets in and we need to adjust.

My youngest grandson caught his hand in a window and was rushed to the hospital. (Miraculously, only stitches and no broken bones–thank you, Jesus!)

Instead of my plans, I had four grandkids at my house all day with lots of energy!

They helped me wrap some presents (you should see them!) and that was the only thing that was on the “list” that was completed that day. I cancelled the radio show (thank you Meredith and Carol for being so understanding) and we baked cookies, played outdoors, and had a blast. We had lunch and cleaned up, did a craft from a free Printable that had a Christmas theme, and watched part of a movie. No radio show. No shopping. No grading papers.

Life happens.

This holiday season, so many things are calling on my attention. These delays remind me that only the Lord is truly in control of my day. By giving it to Him each morning I’m freed from what I have to do and understand that only what He wants to see done will be complete.

Why was I content on Monday? Because I didn’t have time to be discontent. I had so much more to do than was on my list, but then, we all do. We have those things that must get done as well as those we hope to complete. If we wallow in “what could have happened,” that is when discontent sets in. One day at a time!

I am here to serve, however the Lord wants me to serve this day. I am here to be available to my husband, my children, my extended family, or my grandchildren. The Lord has given me talents – and I will use them as I am able and as He directs. However, when I realize my time is HIS time I am freed from obligations and guilt. Stress is often self-imposed and comes from the time to think and worry. Giving my time to the Lord really is freeing!

Why are you here?

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