Archive for July, 2012

Homeschool Conferences – July 2012

OH, Dayton July 13-14, 2012 (Fri.-Sat.) 2nd Annual IHM Dayton Catholic Homeschool & Parent Conference
St. Peter Catholic Church Family Life Center
6161 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424
Fri.: 2 PM – 8 PM, Sat.: 9 AM – 4 PM
Info: www.ihmconference.org/dayton, info@ihmconference.org or call 540-636-1946

Getting Started

Many readers–maybe you–are toying with the idea of homeschooling, not quite sure if you want to take the plunge. Here are some questions you may be asking yourself.

Veronica

On Memorial Day weekend, the goal for our family was getting our landscaping done. And with an acre of land, and a once-professionally landscaped yard, that is no easy task. So to accomplish this, Lisa and I assigned the children various tasks of hedging, pruning, mulching, and planting.

Strengthening the Family

Our family’s homeschooling experience began when our oldest daughter Bianca was in the seventh grade. She had been enrolled in private and parochial schools but as she was growing older, we saw moral and academic issues in the schools. Our concerns led to tears, then to prayers. Looking for direction, I attended a Christian Homeschool Conference in Richmond, Virginia

Virtual Views

On Facebook we posed the question “As the days are getting longer and warmer, what are your family’s favorite summer activities?” We thought our readers would like to read what parents shared:

Your Questions…Answered by Dr. Clark

I have been homeschooling for a couple of years, but I think that we could accomplish more with a better schedule and routine. What do you suggest?

The trick to accomplishing anything is first, to stay in prayer, and second, to be organized by following a daily schedule. Set up a schedule for what you want to do, including Mass and the daily family Rosary, and then do your best to stick to your schedule. Train your children to follow their daily plan; put it on the wall next to their desk or chair. The schedule can include the school assignments and the chores. There are always going to be times when things come up which require your immediate attention, but the children should keep going with their assignments.

Obedience

It is no coincidence that the first sin listed in the Bible is one of disobedience. It is certainly not surprising to parents, whose toddlers, when told “come,” often go instead.