Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homeschooling: Bonding While Learning!

We are now in our sixth week of homeschooling with Sonlight, and while the initial over-excitement which drove Abel to lay out the next day's special clothes every night at bedtime and to urgently wake me up in the morning with, "School, Mom!" has worn off, all of us are still looking forward to--and loving--every moment of school.

As I was telling Travis a few days ago, I can tell that homeschooling has already been good for our family.  Abel and Amariah both seem to be becoming more well-mannered, Amariah is becoming more self-motivated and more articulate, and Isabel and Elliana are becoming book-lovers by observation.  All of this, I believe, directly relates to the increased amount of purposeful time the kids and I are spending together (which is, of course, a perk for me, too!).

It is in part this purposeful togetherness which the Sonlight curriculum fosters that has made homeschooling such a blessing and enjoyment to us all.  The time we spend side-by-side on the couch with a stack of great books has become for all of us a special time of bonding, learning, laughing, and loving; and I wouldn't trade that for the world!


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