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.
Finding Freedom, Not Friction: Strategies for a Sustainable and Joyful Homeschool | 268
Welcome to the Teach Them Diligently Podcast, where we delve into homeschooling and how parents can lead their family well through homeschooling. Join us as Amy Roberts of Raising Arrows shares her practical and encouraging advice on all things related to large family homemaking and homeschooling. From striking the delicate balance between teaching multiple ages to managing a bustling household, Amy brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the table. Through her popular blog, podcast, and YouTube channel, she has become a guiding light for families embarking on the homeschooling journey. Get ready for insightful conversations, practical tips, and a touch of homestead harmony as we explore the joys and challenges of homeschooling in a large family setting.
Key Takeaways:Authentic Faith over Rules: Amy emphasizes the importance of moving away from rigid rule-following in parenting and homeschooling. Rather than relying on strict methods, she advocates for a faith-filled, day-by-day walk with Christ. Building Relationships: Parents should focus on building strong, deep relationships with their children. This includes being vulnerable about their own shortcomings and pointing their kids to Christ's love, grace, and mercy. Avoiding Arrogance: Amy warns against the dangers of parental arrogance, where families may look down on others or create a hierarchy of faith based on rules. Instead, humility and a focus on Christ should guide interactions with fellow believers. Preparation for the Real World: Parents should prepare their children for the realities of the world outside the homeschooling bubble. Sheltering kids too much can lead to difficulties when they are launched into adulthood without a solid understanding of the world around them. Restoration Over Condemnation: When children stumble or make mistakes, the goal should always be restoration, not condemnation. Parents should strive to be like Christ in offering love, grace, and forgiveness. Unique Family Dynamics: Each family is unique, and parents should appreciate the individual giftings and leadership styles of their spouses. Comparing one's family to others can lead to dissatisfaction and missed opportunities to embrace God's plan for their specific familyThis Discussion Covers:Moving Away from Rules to Authentic Faith Building Strong Relationships Avoiding Parental Arrogance Preparing Children for the Real World Appreciating Unique Family DynamicsAdditional Resources:Learn more about Amy Roberts and the Raising Arrows Podcast Join us for a Teach Them Diligently event in May. We will be hosting events in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. Click here to get more details and to get your tickets now. Get the Heart School Book and discover how Biblical Parenting and Excellent Home Education work together. Click here for a $5 digital copy OR click here to get a paperback copy.
The Simplicity Of Our Mission | 267
In this conversation, Leslie Nunnery and David Nunnery discuss the importance of recognizing the call to bring children to Jesus and the rare focus on this mission within families. They highlight the great divide in discipleship between the church's and parents' views, as well as the alarming statistics of children leaving the faith. The conversation also addresses the myths and complications hindering parents from effectively discipling their children. They emphasize the need to guard time, simplify devotions, grow in Christ, and leverage lessons for the good of their children. The conversation concludes with practical steps to start the discipleship journey.
Recognize the call to bring children to Jesus and make it the primary mission in your family. Be aware of the great divide in discipleship between the church's view and the parents' view. Guard your time and simplify devotions to create intentional moments for discipleship. Focus on personal growth in Christ and leverage the lessons learned for the benefit of your children.
The Discussion Covers:
How to Recognize the Call The Rare Focus on Mission The Great Divide in Discipleship The Terrifying Statistics Reducing the Number of Children Leaving the Faith Myths and Complications of Discipling Children Guarding Time and Simplifying Devotions Growing in Christ and Leveraging Lessons Discipleship as a Way of Life Starting with Simple Steps
Join us for a Teach Them Diligently event in May. We will be hosting events in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. Click here to get more details and to get your tickets now. Get the Heart School Book and discover how Biblical Parenting and Excellent Home Education work together. Click here for a $5 digital copy OR click here to get a paperback copy.
The Teach Them Diligently podcast is focused on the fundamental call of parents to bring their children to Jesus. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing this call and the challenges parents face in prioritizing discipleship in today's busy world. The podcast discusses the vital role of parents as the primary disciple-makers and addresses the impact of over-scheduling and over-complicating the process of discipleship. The conversation provides insights into intentional and focused parenting, aiming to inspire and encourage families in their journey of faith. The podcast also delves into the significance of recognizing one's call and the need to simplify the mission of discipling children. It highlights the rarity of this focus among parents and the impact of such recognition on the spiritual well-being of children. The episode offers practical advice on overcoming common complications, such as over-scheduling and overcomplicating, to effectively disciple children and nurture their faith. Subscribe to the podcast, so you don't miss a single episode.
More Than Dishes and Dust: The Kingdom Impact of Homemaking | 266
In today's episode, Marci Ferrell and Leslie Nunnery challenge the misconception that "worker at home" equates solely to cleaning and chores. They delve into the spiritual significance of creating a loving, ordered, and Christ-centered environment for your family. They'll explore the true meaning and significance of being a homemaker, drawing inspiration from biblical principles and practical advice.
The Discussion Covers:What "worker at home" doesn't mean: dispelling myths and clarifying prioritiesHeart attitudes for effective homemaking: prioritizing God's will, seeking joy, and cultivating orderPractical tips for cultivating order and peace: aligning priorities, studying God's word, and seeking His guidanceThe impact of your home on your children: modeling Christ, demonstrating God's love, and fostering faithHomemaking as a ministry: Extending Love and hospitality beyond your familyThis episode encourages and equips listeners to embrace their unique role as homemakers, recognizing its powerful and kingdom-impacting potential.Key Takeaways:How seemingly mundane tasks become acts of love and service, reflecting God's character. Give you some Practical tools to cultivate an ordered home and heart, fostering peace and growth. Share Biblical perspectives on prioritizing your family without diminishing your own value. And dive into Strategies to align your daily endeavors with God's will, experiencing lasting joy and purpose.Additional Resources:See more about Marci Ferrell on her blog post BY CLICKING HEREFollow along with Marci Ferrell's podcast Thankful Homemaker HEREGet your ticket to join Marci and Leslie at Teach Them Diligently this May. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET NOW.About the Guest:Marci Ferrell is a follower of Jesus who is passionate about sharing gospel-driven encouragement with homemakers at Thankful Homemaker. She has been married to her husband and best friend, Doug, since 1986. Together, they have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Wisconsin and are active with their church family. Marci loves caring for her home and family, studying God’s Word, reading, and making lists. You can find her online at ThankfulHomemaker.com, where she blogs and podcasts. Subscribing and leaving a rating and review for the Teach Them Diligently podcast is a very practical way you can join in our ministry of encouraging Christian homeschool families around the country. Would you take a moment to leave us a 5-star rating and a few sentences of review? It would mean the world to us if you would. I also encourage you to share this podcast with your friends and fellow moms who need a reminder of their God-given worth and purpose!
Beyond Curriculum: Raising Christian Kids in a Changing World | 265
In this episode, David and Leslie Nunnery discuss the joys and challenges of parenting adult children and the transition into a new phase of family life. They also explore the growth and challenges of homeschooling, including the rise of non-Christian homeschoolers. Leslie emphasizes the importance of being distinct as Christian homeschoolers and the concept of Heart Schooling, which combines Biblical parenting with excellent home education. They encourage parents to embrace homeschooling as a tool for discipleship and to allow it to overflow into every aspect of their lives. Subscribing and leaving a rating and review for the Teach Them Diligently podcast is a practical way to join our ministry of encouraging Christian homeschool families around the country. Would you take a moment to leave us a 5-star review and a few sentences of review? It would mean the world to us if you would. Thanks in advance!
Parenting adult children can be a joyful and rewarding phase of family life. Homeschooling has experienced significant growth and challenges, including the rise of non-Christian homeschoolers. Being distinct as Christian homeschoolers, or Heart Schoolers, is important in today's diverse homeschooling community. Heart Schooling combines biblical parenting with excellent home education and focuses on reaching the hearts of children. Homeschooling is a tool for discipleship and allows for deeper relationships and intentional conversations with children. Homeschooling overflows into every aspect of life and can strengthen family relationships and unity.
Parenting Adults Phase Bittersweet Moments of Parenting Homeschooling Growth and Challenges Defining Homeschooling and its Variations The Rise of Non-Christian Homeschoolers The Definition of Homeschooling The Importance of Being Distinct as Christian Homeschoolers The Concept of Heart Schooling Overcoming Insecurities in Homeschooling Homeschooling as a Tool for Discipleship Homeschooling Overflowing into Every Aspect of Life The Hard Schooling Lifestyle Invitation to Join Teach Them Diligently Events and Membership
Pick up a copy of Leslie’s Heart School Book—It's available in paperback and Digital formsJoin us for an Event this May. We’ll be in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO. Get more details here.TTD365 is the best place on the internet for Christian homeschool moms. Get access to thousands of on-demand resources and a vibrant community of Heart Schooling moms just like you. Click here and join us now.
Heart School: How Excellent Parents Become Great Home EducatorsHeart School addresses how amazing parents use homeschooling to build strong families where children can excel academically, and it encourages parents to focus on what truly matters – our children’s hearts. Inside, you’ll learn practical strategies that are easy to implement and will bring immense change to your family. This breakthrough method of homeschooling will help you teach more while reducing stress and strengthening the relationships within your home. If you’re a Christian parent desiring to raise children who love God and are ready to walk through whatever doors He opens for them in the days ahead, Heart School is for you. Purchase your copy HERE.
Unveiling the Truth: Choosing Curriculum Aligned with Biblical Principles | 264
In this conversation, Leslie Nunnery and Angela O'Dell discuss the importance of homeschooling with a Biblical worldview. Angela shares her journey into homeschooling and how God led her to create history and math curricula. They emphasize the need for parents to choose curriculum that aligns with the truth of the Bible and teaches children about Jesus. They also discuss the impact of homeschooling on future generations and the importance of having difficult conversations to build a strong foundation of faith.
Meet The Guest:Angela is a veteran homeschooler, who loves to invest in the lives of homeschooling families. She is the author of the America’s Story 1-3, The World’s Story 1-3, and the Math Lessons for a Living Education series, all of which are published through Master Books, and the creator/producer of the popular podcast show, Real Cool History for Kids. She holds certifications in Child Development and Family Biblical Life Coach, and Mental Health Coaching with a special focus on adolescence through the teen years, and a Master Level Certification in Leadership Coaching. She recently launched Courageous Identity - Teen Edition, which focuses on discipling homeschooling families by helping them to establish good spiritual and mental health practices in their home. Angela’s ultimate passion is teaching and training hearts and minds to find the answers for our generation in the never changing truth of God and His Word.Takeaways From This Episode:Homeschooling provides an opportunity to teach children with a biblical worldview. It is important to choose curriculum that aligns with the truth of the Bible and teaches children about Jesus. Homeschooling has a generational impact, as parents are training the future parents of their grandchildren. Difficult conversations and challenges to faith are necessary for building a strong foundation. Parents need to have solid answers to their children's questions and should be in God's Word daily to gain wisdom and understanding. Studying the Bible together as a family can deepen faith and provide opportunities for growth and discussion. Sharing wisdom and experiences with younger moms is important to help them navigate the challenges of parenting. Angela's books, America's Story and World Stories, provide valuable resources for teaching history from a biblical perspective. Additional Resources:Find out more about Angela O'Dell and her resources through Masterbooks HERECheck out The Real Cool History for Kids podcast HERE
Unleashing the Joy of Childhood: Embracing Outdoor Play in a Technology-Driven World | 263
In a world increasingly tethered to screens, are we losing sight of the simple joys and profound benefits of outdoor play? Join Leslie Nunnery as she delves into the transformative power of nature with Ginny Yurich, founder of 1000 Hours Outside. Ginny, a homeschooling mom and passionate advocate for outdoor play, sheds light on the profound impact that unstructured exploration and connection with the natural world have on children's development.
Discover how outdoor play fosters cognitive, physical, and emotional growth, nurturing adaptability, resilience, and creativity. Learn practical strategies for incorporating outdoor adventures into your homeschooling routine, creating lasting memories and strengthening family bonds. Beyond the importance of outdoor play, Ginny addresses the challenges and triumphs of homeschooling motherhood, emphasizing the need for community, self-care, and prioritizing joy and laughter amidst the demanding role of parenting. Meet the Guest:Ginny Yurich is a homeschooling mother of five and founder of 1000 Hours Outside, a global movement designed to reclaim childhood. Along with her husband, Josh, Ginny is a full-time creator and curator of the 1000 Hours Outside lifestyle brand, which includes a robust online store, an app, and books. She also hosts the 1000 Hours Outside weekly podcast. A thought leader in the world of nature-based play and its benefits for children, Ginny lives with her family in the Ann Arbor area of Michigan.Takeaways From This Episode:Outdoor play enhances children's development in various ways, including cognitive, physical, and emotional aspects. Parents should prioritize relationships and create lasting memories with their children through outdoor play and engagement with nature. Homeschooling allows for flexibility and individualization in crafting a family's educational journey. Outdoor play provides opportunities for children to develop adaptability, resilience, creativity, and other skills needed for the rapidly changing world. Teach Them Diligently conference offers a Moms Night event that provides a space for moms to connect, encourage each other, and build relationships. Community is essential for moms to find support and encouragement. Mom guilt is a common challenge, and self-care is crucial for overcoming it. Finding joy and laughter in motherhood can help alleviate stress and bring fulfillment. Moms need to prioritize themselves and their well-being to be able to care for their families effectively. Mom's Night Out events provide a valuable opportunity for moms to connect and be encouraged. Additional Resources:
Order your copy of Until The Street Lights Come On HEREFind out more about Ginny Yurich and 1000 Hours Outside HERE
Secure your ticket for Moms Night at the Teach Them Diligently convention HERE
I love the Teach Them Diligently podcast. It’s like I’m sitting around the kitchen table with them— and many of their friends. I’ve learned so much! I’m so grateful I found this show and all their other resources. Highly recommended!
As a homeschool mama I love the Teach Them Diligently podcasts! They are always so down to earth and so encouraging! David and Leslie walk the talk and add value and insight into everyday issues. Highly recommend!
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I am so thankful for the advice and encouragement I glean from Teach Them Diligently and those who have gone before me on this journey. It helps me to stay encouraged throughout the week and picks me back up on the hard days. Honestly I have less hard days when I listen to this regularly and I also joined the membership and the app is so encouraging too! The community there is like none other I have found. I am so thankful!