Getting Schoolwork Done – MBFLP 285

Part 2 on getting our kids to work – What about school work? That’s really the daily job for our children – whether it’s homeschool or any other educational system. What can we do to overcome their natural resistance to school, and how can we encourage good habits in the pursuit of knowledge? We’ve homeschooled our eight children from the beginning and we have some practical ideas that have really helped us along the way!

0:55 – How our motivation affects the kids’

2:29 – The risk and cost of missing the actual point of education

4:54 – Protecting the love of learning

6:19 – Distinguishing a struggling learner from a lazy learner

8:36 – Temporary learning struggles happen, too

10:29 – a word from our sponsor CTC Math

11:44 – The trap of mis-placed goals

13:20 – Practical ideas to get the work done

Helpful Resources

Materials to help struggling learners available on our website

Our book No Longer Little talks about the common learning struggles of pre-teens in early adolescence – and how to work through them

 

How Do We Motivate These Kids? – MBFLP 123

We hear this question all the time – when we’re not asking it ourselves. How do you get your kids motivated and doing what they need to? Is it all about compulsion, or is there a positive aspect to it? Coming to you “on the road” in Mystic, Connecticut, we’ll be talking about some ways to help your kids get off their duff … and you may find some encouragement for your own case of “slows”!

MBFLP 95 – A Christian Attitude About Work

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So it’s Labor Day, and we’re talking about our views on work. Do you dread the daily routine? Do you find yourself grumbling about the boss, the co-workers, the housework? And do you find your children aren’t very willing to help around the house? Hmm …We can probably all benefit from a little attitude check when we’re thinking about work. Is your Sunday faith making it to the jobĀ on Monday?