Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Our families were asked in an open forum town hall meeting, how they discipline their kids, and here’s their answers.

  1. In the case of a temper tantrum, stop everything, sit with your child and let them know this behavior is not OK and will not be tolerated.  Resume your activity once they are finished.
  2. Get eye to eye with your child and speak with them.
  3. Disobedience=losing toys and privileges
  4. Using God’s word as a positive affirmation of what we are to do and not do.
  5. Pray with your child
  6. Immediately remove your child from whatever they’re doing
  7. Let your yes be yes and your no be no!
  8. Use the book Wise Words for Moms as a guide for teaching and disciplining your kids.
  9. Show them their need for Christ.
  10. Use the book My ABC Bible Verses-Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts
  11. Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24

Why is Private Homeschooling Still a Good Idea?

 

  • In our world grade is based on mastery not age
  • We are perfectly equipped to educate our kids
  • You can’t serve two masters
  • Take time off for family crisis
  • We can pray with our kids throughout the day
  • Our right to intervene for medical reasons is preserved with private homeschooling
  • We can have an IEP that is not dictated and enforced by the State, but instead by God
  • Public education subjects can be a waste of time-we are to redeem the time wisely Ephesians 5:16
  • Private homeschoolers are not part of government data collection
  • We as parents are able to limit outside influences over our kids
  • Public school takes away our choices
  • Private homeschooling is a discipleship program to our kids
  • We can teach from a biblical world view
  • Our kids are with us-the best place to be!
  • Teaching our kids is our God-given right
  • Kids aren’t sick as much as when they are in a classroom with other kids
  • Deuteronomy 4:4-6
  • Time to work on character building
  • To develop a love of learning in our kids-not just teach them to memorize facts
  • We have control over where our kids are
  • Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

 

Top Ten Reasons to Homeschool

Last year I was at a leadership conference of Christian homeschool support group leaders and we participated in a town hall meeting.  We were asked the question, “Why is private Christian homeschooling still a good thing?“.  I was greatly impressed by the variety of answers that were given and they all made me think and appreciate our freedoms to homeschool in California.  I’ve selected the top 10 for you.

  1. We can take time off of school if a family crisis arises.
  2. Our rights to intervene on behalf of our children for medical reasons is preserved with private homeschooling.
  3. In the homeschool world a grade is based on mastery, not age.
  4. We can school as the Lord would direct us to. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
  5. We are perfectly suited to educate our kids.
  6. We are in charge of our child’s education/one on one time.
  7. We are not part of government data collection
  8. We can can freely speak of God and His ways and precepts.
  9. Our kid’s time will not be wasted taking subjects that are not contributing to their character or career path
  10. We can school our kids at their pace, not the pace dictated for a large classroom

 

Academy Days Are Here!

Academy Days Are Here!

It is finally here, time to get together and dive into the amazing world of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Our first Academy Day is this Wednesday, September, 12th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Make sure to bring lunch for yourself and your kiddos to eat and play with their friends after class. See you on Wednesday!

Academy Days CO-OP-Grassroots Homeschooling

 

RCA Has Gone Cooperative!

You heard that right, we are going CO-OP! Back in the early days, homeschooling families came together, using each other strengths and resources to give their kids the best education they could, forming a CO-OP.  Academic subjects can be taught in a cooperative learning environment however, we are going with a more enrichment-oriented focus. We want to build the relationships in our homeschooling families, strengthening those life long friendships. In a co-op you are part of the team, we all contribute in some way or another. Think about where your talents and skill are that you can offer to the group. We are so incredibly excited about this new adventure. Keep your eyes open for more information on what we will be covering in our Academy Days this fall.