The “Education” category of this blog is a place for me to share insights and tips for teaching that I have gleaned over my 35 years of raising and educating young people. My experience is largely in the homeschooling arena, but I believe this blog section will be useful to all parents because, as the saying goes, “All parents educate; some just do it full time.”
In fact, the lines drawn between parenting and educating are somewhat arbitrary, and this is especially true for Christian parents. Jesus charged us to make disciples, and if He had given us children, our first and foremost mission field is in our homes. “Making disciples” conjoins elements of instruction, parenting, modeling, exhortation, rebuking, helping, and bearing with. It is the ultimate challenge, and we all need help–foremost from God and secondarily from others–in order to not grow weary in well doing, to grow wiser in our approaches to the task, and to keep the faith and vision required for a mission which stretches over decades.
The “Education” category of this blog centers specifically on the teaching elements of raising children. Whether you homeschool your children, or are overseeing their education as you send them to a school, you are responsible for their well being in this area. I write posts on this blog in hopes of helping and encouraging you. Some have been published as part of my book, Love the Journey. Some will be included in the new book I am writing: Are We There Yet? Some will be stand-alone posts.
As with all pages on this blog, this one acts as an index to the posts you’ll find in this section. You can also navigate from the menus at the top and sides of this blog.
What Do They Remember? <— This is a key introduction to our family in video form! Please view it first.