Adams. “So I recommend doing things
that start exploring these aspects right
According to Adams, homeschooling
school. Start reading and discussing the
fear of the Lord needs to inform your
start learning together as a family. Start
to understand different depths of understanding and how each member can con-tribute;to;the;other’s;education.
A one-on-one method. Stop providing a “one size fits all” education and
start developing unique gifts and talents inside your family’s own culture.
Read Cheaper by the Dozen aloud. Iden-tify;something;in;each;child’s;bent;and
them explore that. Whether that be an
“unschooling” lesson, or taking them
experience or vantage point that is
tailored just to them.
Adams highly recommends The Way
They Learn, ( bit.ly/1aXPrXe) by Cynthia Tobias, and Better Late than Early
( http://amzn.to/1etTh9g), by Raymond
Counting the Costs
and Dorothy Moore, “to keep from
parents need to read these, regardless of
If one parent is already home during the
day, it may be less of a challenge to adjust
of your children, it may not be necessary
for a parent to be home all day. Many
single parents homeschool their children
with the help of family and friends when
If;the;“work;day”;is;now;spent;train-ing children, you will need to budget for
that, especially if it means the forfeiture
of a portion of the family income. There
are also costs involved in purchasing
curriculum, but these can be eased into,
depending on the legal environment of
your state. Establishing yourself as a fam-ily;comes;first.
The greatest costs to count when converting to homeschooling are the con-sequences;of;not;taking;God;seriously
at His Word. If God has called you to
homeschool, and you disobey God’s
clear calling and mandate on your life,
God promises to visit the iniquities of
those who disobey to their children, and
fourth generation (Exodus 20: 5, 34: 7;
Numbers;14: 18;;and;Deuteronomy;5: 9).
ises to show “mercy unto thousands [of
generations] of them that love me, and
keep my commandments.”
One tills, one sows, one waters; God
brings the increase according to His own
desires. You will not be held accountable
for the results; you will be held accountable for your obedience.
Jim Bob Howard—husband of Amy and
father of four, ages 8-17—has been home-schooling his children for 12 years. He has
written for several homeschooling publications and spoken at conferences about
home discipleship. Jim Bob and Amy have
a lifestyle blog about turning trash to treasure at www.AmyJoeJimBob.com.
abilities and aptitudes God has given each.