Sunday, October 14, 2012

THE JOURNEY BEGINS.......

I FINALLY TOOK THE PLUNGE  into ............Homeschooling!!! In one term of 10 consecutive weeks, we have covered so much and still have not enough time in the day to finish what we set out to accomplish! DJ is so much at ease now, happy, content with life, eating again properly and also having a go at COOKING himself. Our weeks are full of studies which are set out for him, but sometimes lead to his inquisitive mind.And usually those ones are the most knowledgeable and fun times together! Swimming lessons every Monday, Soccer on Wednesday & Saturday, Violin, Basketball on Thursdays, Picnics with Homeschoolers too, Library every 2 weeks, and now Ice-skating. With Dancing of his choice at random times, & StudyLadder, Skwirk for his 4 KLA's , Handwriting & Targeting Maths, Bible Studies & Religions around the world, Food Tech when we want Fettucini for our Italy studies, or French Cuisine for our French Studies, Voluntary work when we bake Carrot Cake or cookies to give to neighbors, and the Fireys,Also the Olympics Carnival,Treasure Island at the Joan Sutherland Centre etc etc. It's never ending! And this, all in just 12 weeks so far!


I must admit that although it may sound easy, IT IS NOT!  People forget that homeschooling your children also requires 'home - schooling ' the rest of the family!!!!! A mother's work is never done! But instigating Life Skill chores into everyday life for our children, builds up their confidence (speaking boldly,overcoming fear of judgement), responsibility(taking action with direction,facing up to own mistakes & success in life, making wise decisions), affection(helping others, feeling with others,treating others as you would like to be treated), respect( for law, authority, people in higher position), loyalty(, choosing friendship wisely & a need to be trusted), intuition (using own common sense to do what needs to be done) therefore instilling in them morals & godly characteristics to pass down to others in life.


Yes, it is  a changing world out there. With change comes, maturity. And with maturity comes responsibility. Teaching our children these normal things through our everyday language and behaviour means we are passing down a legacy of either: GODLY OR UNGODLY. 
In my case, I choose A LEGACY OF GODLY............what about you?

"...................Train up a child in the way he should go and when grows older, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT..." Proverbs 22:6
HAND IN HAND WITH GOD we can do all things, according to His will & His set path for us!!!