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Tips for Successful Homeschooling

  1. Put teaching the Bible first and pray for guidance.
  2. Remember the husband and wife relationship is primary, and the man is the head of the household.  Take time for each other; be on the same team.
  3. Look after the household; stay at home at least 3-4 days a week.  There are many good activities that you can choose from; do not choose them all.
  4. Give children household duties with the goal that they will be able to run the house at approximately 16 years old.
  5. Stay off the phone and the computer/e-mail during school time and family time.
  6. Get organized and clean house quickly; this leaves time for all the fun stuff.
  7. Be a professional – establish a schedule and adhere to it.
    • If there are parts that do not work as well in life as they do on paper, adjust, but be consistent and stick to the schedule. 
    • Get to bed at a reasonable time because you have a job to do. 
    • Choose your curriculum wisely:
      • pray
      • research
      • converse with other homeschoolers
    • Maintain priorities:
      • first and foremost:  Bible - do an excellent job
      • second:  math and writing (including grammar)
      • third:  science, history
      • last and sometimes least:  everything else
  8. Stand firm!  Be strong and of good courage for you will be challenged by others and possibly your children.  Pray about goals and then stand firm on them.
  9. Trust God!  Have a joyful expectation of His promises.  Be thankful and accept his answers.
  10. Serve outside the family from the overflow of the home, if there is any.
“You shall therefore love the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.  You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
~Deuteronomy 11: 1, 18, 19