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Be Creative - Live life with your kids - Issue 062
July 11, 2008
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This week:Once a month many churches in our town get together for a Combined Church Service. During the Dry Season we are having these services out in the park – they are truly a blessing with many tourists joining in. It encouraged my heart this week to see Josh fully participating in the life of the church. Being a 15yo boy can be a hard time – you are neither a child running in the park, neither are you fully involved in all the talking that adults enjoy after church. This last Sunday Josh was involved in setting up the sound system, learning from the young men who do this every week. But the thing that I really noticed was seeing him serving ice-cream to a long line of young children. This wasn’t arranged, he wasn’t on roster – it just happened. How truly wonderful to see our children serving and finding their place in the body of Christ!
Live life with your kids!
Family Life is a Resource for Education Be Creative
I believe homeschooling families fall into one of two categories
There is a little of both happening in our home. I encourage creativity and yet sometimes the projects that the children desire to make are so … big, so ….interesting, so…..hard I truly do baulk.
We have just completed a three week season where we have done very little but creative projects. Being this intensive I have seen the benefits and I hope the next time my son presents me with an idea to make a rocket, with spinning wheels I will be a little more enthusiastic!
Here are some of the lessons that I have seen my children learn:
Trying new skills
We also need to applaud our children when they step out and try new things. It is easy to stay in our comfort zone but we learn so much when we are stretched. If our children can live like this as a child, they will continue to take risks, to do new things and to be fully available to God in the days to come.
We have one very creative, inventive, out-there kind of child. During this last creative season she has learnt that there are benefits from learning from those with experience and skill. As she learns the foundational skills from following the instructions, she will then be able to create far more from her own imagination as she adapts, moulds or completely ignores the techniques she has learnt.
It has been a heart attitude – a willingness to learn from another.
Handling mistakes emotionally
Slow down the pace of life
Positive Affirmations - Surround yourself with positive affirmations to confirm your love for your children and to encourage growth and change in your areas of weakness.
Blending Homeschooling and Housework - One of the biggest challenges, universally, to homeschool mums is the balance between homeschool and housework.My Sitemap is a quick reference to all you will find on Lifestyle-Homeschool. I encourage you to have a browse around!
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