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If you’re a homeschool family, you’ve found the right place! We invite you to join us each week on the Teach Them Diligently Podcast, where we’ll discuss a wide-range topics related to Biblical Parenting and Excellent Home Education to help you strengthen your family in every area of life. You have a high calling! Together, let’s explore how to fulfill that well. You can find even more resources and experiences for Christian homeschool families like yours at TeachThemDiligently.net





You have a high calling! Together, let’s explore how to fulfill that well. You can find even more resources and experiences for Christian homeschool families like yours at TeachThemDiligently.net.

Teach Them Diligently David and Leslie Nunnery

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

If you’re a homeschool family, you’ve found the right place! We invite you to join us each week on the Teach Them Diligently Podcast, where we’ll discuss a wide-range topics related to Biblical Parenting and Excellent Home Education to help you strengthen your family in every area of life. You have a high calling! Together, let’s explore how to fulfill that well. You can find even more resources and experiences for Christian homeschool families like yours at TeachThemDiligently.net





You have a high calling! Together, let’s explore how to fulfill that well. You can find even more resources and experiences for Christian homeschool families like yours at TeachThemDiligently.net.

    Preparing Your Teens and Young Adults for Godly Relationships | 300

    Preparing Your Teens and Young Adults for Godly Relationships | 300

    Michael Johnson, author of 'Date Like You Know What You're Doing' and president of Future Marriage University, discusses the importance of teaching young adults about dating and relationships. He shares insights on discerning God's will, navigating heartbreak, and addressing sensitive topics with children. Michael emphasizes the value of open communication, understanding beliefs, and the sovereignty of God in parenting. 



    Meet the Guest:

    Michael Johnson is the President and Dean of Dating at Future Marriage University (FMU), co-founded with his wife, Julie. The mission of FMU is to empower students and young adults to grow spiritually and date wisely so they can marry well. Michael and Julie have known marital bliss since 1993, raised and homeschooled five children together since 1995, and lived in the Nashville area since 2001. Key Takeaways:Teaching young adults about dating and relationships is crucial for their future well-being and happiness. Understanding God's will and seeking wisdom over emotions is essential in navigating relationships. Open communication, understanding beliefs, and demonstrating humility and repentance are key in addressing sensitive topics with children. The sovereignty of God and trusting in His plan is foundational in parenting and guiding children through life's challenges. Additional Resources:Find out more about Future Marriage UniversityResources for Parental Guidance from Future Marriage UniversityPodcast Sponsor:



    Ready to Experience Your Faith? Word of Life creates faith-defining experiences that give students and families the opportunity to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walk. Through Camps, the Bible Institute, Youth ministries and International Ministries, Word of Life is a catalyst for lasting life change and eternal impact. Visit www.wol.org to learn more!

    • 30 min
    Why Homeschooling Works So Well for Discipling Your Children | 299

    Why Homeschooling Works So Well for Discipling Your Children | 299

    In this episode, David and Leslie dive into a practical discussion on why homeschooling works so effectively as a tool for discipleship-focused families. As we've seen time and again, homeschooling provides a unique opportunity to shape our children's hearts and minds in alignment with biblical principles. Tune in as David and Leslie unpack some compelling reasons why homeschooling can be such a powerful choice for your family's journey of faith and education.



    Key Takeaways:David and Leslie will revisit the importance of focusing on the right mission: discipling your children and pointing them to Christ. They discuss the challenges of cultural forces that separate families and parents from their children. They explore how homeschooling allows for more parental involvement, which research shows is crucial for a child's success, both academically and emotionally.  Additional Resources:Heart School Book and Digital Book Thanksgiving Journal Like and Subscribe to the Podcast

    • 32 min
    Raising Boys to Men: Navigating the Adventure | 298

    Raising Boys to Men: Navigating the Adventure | 298

    Join us in this insightful episode as Durenda Wilson shares her wisdom and experiences in raising boys to men. From understanding their unique dynamics to practical homeschooling tips, discover how to nurture your boys' growth while embracing the adventure of parenting. She emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries, using few words, showing respect and responsibility, and praying for our boys.





    Meet the Guest:

    Durenda Wilson has been married to Darryl for thirty-four years. They have eight kids and eleven grandkids and have been homeschooling for thirty years. She is a trusted voice and resource at homeschool conventions and on The Durenda Wilson Podcast.Durenda is the author of four books, including her latest release, Raising Boys to Men: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Raising and Homeschooling Boys

    Key Takeaways:



    Understanding the unique dynamics of raising boys versus girls.

    Nurturing boys' independence while providing guidance and counsel.

    Practical insights on setting boundaries and encouraging responsibility.

    The importance of flexibility and remaining teachable as a parent.

    Homeschooling strategies tailored to boys' learning styles.

    Tips for implementing effective discipline and fostering leadership skills.



    Additional Resources:



    Find out more about Durenda Wilson at durendawilson.com

    The Durenda Wilson Podcast

    The Unhurried Homeschooler

    The Four-Hour School Day

    Raising Boys to Men

    • 36 min
    Top 5 Homeschooling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | 297

    Top 5 Homeschooling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | 297

    In this episode of the Teach Them Diligently podcast, David and Leslie Nunnery discuss the common pitfalls that homeschooling families often encounter and how to steer clear of them. From forgetting to enjoy the journey to letting fear dictate decisions, they provide valuable insights and practical tips to help homeschoolers stay on track. The episode takes a countdown approach, adding a touch of suspense as we explore each mistake and its solutions. Tune in to learn how to bring joy, flexibility, and intentionality to your homeschooling experience.



    Breakdown of 5 Mistakes:Forgetting to Have Fun: It’s easy to get bogged down by checklists and tasks. Remember to enjoy the flexibility and relational opportunities that homeschooling provides. Fun learning activities can create memorable educational experiences. Letting Fear and Insecurity Drive Choices: Fear of judgment, failure, or the unknown can lead to poor decision-making. Trust the process and remember that you are equipped to teach your children. Seek guidance and wisdom, and let go of comparisons and undue pressure. Recreating School at Home: Avoid replicating a traditional classroom environment at home. Homeschooling allows for personalized education, flexibility, and incorporating activities that cater to your child’s learning style. Embrace this freedom to enhance your child’s learning experience. Not Knowing Where You’re Going: Having a clear vision and goals for your homeschool journey is crucial. Understand your “big why” and let it guide your decisions. This clarity helps in navigating challenges and staying focused on your educational mission. Overloading with Curriculum and Activities: While not explicitly mentioned in the transcript, a common issue is overburdening with too many resources. Prioritize quality over quantity and ensure a balanced, manageable workload for both you and your children. Additional Resources:Listen to the episode "The Big Why" to find out more about purpose behind homeschooling.Secure your copy of Leslie's book Heart Schooling HEREFind out more about TTD365 and support for your homeschool all year long 

    Facing Six Crippling Realities When Raising Resilient, Well-Rounded Children | 296

    Facing Six Crippling Realities When Raising Resilient, Well-Rounded Children | 296

    In this conversation, Leslie Nunnery and Patti Garibay discuss six crippling realities that parents must face in today's world. These realities include increased exposure and decreased experience, increased stimulation and decreased critical thinking, increased connections and decreased community, increased opportunity and decreased risk-taking, increased anxiety and decreased activity, and increased instant gratification and decreased resilience. They emphasize the importance of intentional parenting, limiting screen time, building community, promoting critical thinking, encouraging physical activity, and fostering resilience. They also highlight the role of American Heritage Girls in supporting parents and providing a Christ-centered character development program for girls. 



    About the Guest:Patti Garibay is the Founder and Executive Director of the national character development organization, American Heritage Girls (AHG), in which 60% of the members are homeschoolers. Over the past 28 years, AHG has ministered to tens of thousands of families in all fifty states and 16 international countries.Educated at The Ohio State University with majors in secondary education and French, Patti shares a love of history and youth. Over her tenure with American Heritage Girls, Garibay has been featured across hundreds of nationally recognized media outlets, including Axis’ Parenting Teen Summit, Axis’ Online Homeschool Convention, Family Life Radio, Focus on the Family, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, and she was one of the first guests featured on James Dobson’s Family Talk. Garibay was named a woman of excellence by the West Chester – Liberty Chamber Alliance in 2004, was named a member of the American Family Association’s ‘40 Faithful’ in 2017, and was nominated and selected as a Woman of Influence through LEAD Magazine in 2017. She is the voice of the Raising Godly Girls Minute heard nationwide daily and the weekend host of the Raising Godly Girls podcast.Key Takeaways:

    Parents need to be intentional in addressing the six crippling realities that children face in today's world. Limiting screen time and promoting outdoor experiences can help counteract the negative effects of increased exposure and decreased experience. Encouraging critical thinking and fostering resilience are essential for children's development. Building community and engaging in physical activity can help combat increased anxiety and decreased activity. American Heritage Girls provides a Christ-centered character development program that supports parents in addressing these realities. 





    We recently finished our event season for this year, and there were some amazing workshops offered there, including workshops offered by today’s guest and many of the others you hear on the podcast each week. Did you know that you can still get the recordings to those events and every other event we’ve done through a membership to Teach Them Diligently 365? TTD365 has an audio/video vault with more than 4,000 workshops and resources that are available exclusively to members. In addition to that, though, the community you’ll find within TTD365 is second to none. You’ll have monthly opportunities to connect with like-minded moms, retreats are offered throughout the year, and relationships are built through small groups that connect with one another in ways that work for them. You HAVE to check it out—I’m convinced it’s the best place on the internet for a Christian homeschool mom to be! Go to TeachThemDiligently.net/JoinTTD365 to learn more and join us now! You’ll be so glad you did!!Additional Resources:Find out more about American Heritage Girls HEREListen to the Raising Godly Girls Podcast HERE

    Maximizing Your Summer Break: Personal, Relational, and Scholastic Strategies | 295 

    Maximizing Your Summer Break: Personal, Relational, and Scholastic Strategies | 295 

    Are you wondering how to make the most of your summer break? In this episode of the Teach Them Diligently Podcast, Leslie Nunnery shares her personal journey of navigating summer breaks as a homeschooling mom. She provides actionable strategies to ensure you don’t waste this valuable time. From personal development and building stronger family relationships to scholastic preparation, Leslie covers it all. Tune in for tips that will help you transform your summer into a season of growth and preparation. 



    Key Takeaways:Personal Growth: Study subjects that interest you or benefit your family. Develop a home management system suited to your children’s current ages and stages. Build relationships with other homeschool moms for support and encouragement. Set concrete goals for the upcoming school year. Relational Development: Spend quality time with your children and spouse. Create a summer reading list to enjoy with your kids. Plan or attend events to connect with other families. Engage in service opportunities with your children to teach them the value of helping others.Scholastic Preparation: Organize and clean out your homeschool space. Create a system for tracking and evaluating your child's progress. Incorporate physical activity into your homeschool routine. Plan field trips and hands-on learning activities for the upcoming school year.Additional Resources:

    Find out more about this topic in TTD365. Join today and find ways to be encouraged every day!

    Secure your copy of Leslie's book Heart School HERE

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Always encouraging

This podcast is always encouraging and full of wisdom!

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Perseverance in Parenting

I needed this episode! Thank you for the encouragement today!! I’m so thankful for this podcast!

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I’ve never not walked away from this & not been encouraged! Definitely would recommend

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