Planning for the New School Year – MBFLP 229

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As we look forward to the new school year – whether with fear or anticipation – we’re looking at the problem of planning. How much is necessary? Is there a point of “too much”? What sort of process works best?

We’ve been homeschooling for twenty-five years now, and we’ve probably done it all, from detailed daily schedules to very flexible, constantly adapting plans. “Life happens,” as they say, and sometimes we’re reminded that God has lessons for our family that we may not have expected. In fact, that’s a key learning for us as homeschooling parents – make plans, yes, but with the humility to accept that God may overrule them at any point – and when He does, it will be for the good.

This episode we talk about striking that balance, being good stewards of the time we have with our kids, but also knowing that opportunities and emergencies will disrupt the best-laid plans. We’ve found you can accommodate both of them!

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  1. Tessa Bryan says

    How can I get a copy of the planner page in the photo?

    • Hal and Melanie Young says

      Hi Tessa – Actually, that’s a stock photo so we don’t have that precise planner ourselves. We’ve used a variety of planning tools over the years, from handwritten notes to pages Melanie created for herself in Microsoft Word to one of the published planners. Really there’s no right or wrong way to do it, and we’ve adapted different tools for different times of our family life. ~ Hal

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