I have been thinking alot today about how I love that fact that homeschooling provides real life learning. Besides being expected to complete regular daily chores around the house, the kids get to participate in real life problems and participate in solutions firsthand.
For instance, recently our bathtub was broken. My husband got the necessary supplies from the store and went to fix it. He brought Luke along to help. Luke was able to watch him fix it and learn from the situation. Or when it snows…the kids are right here to help shovel and clean off cars. Or just going about daily life, I can always involve the kids. Showing them how to balance a bank book (which they each do their own “account”), cooking meals, errands, and handling daily problems as they arise are all so valuable in raising our children to be responsible adults.
So often we “dumb” kids down. We don’t expect them to do much. I feel the opposite. Involve them in as many real life activities and you will see them flourish. Deep down they WANT to be involved!
Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living...for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author and speaker and love sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world and more of Jesus!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.