Diana's Homeschool Blog

Welcome to my homeschool blog, which offers insights into loving learning, loving your family, loving history, loving homeschooling, and enjoying your life! With your cup of coffee in hand, take a break to laugh with me, to have your heart refreshed, to be reminded of how cool your kids really are, and to consider the amazing adventure of being a homeschool mom. AND, if you are interested in the History Revealed curriculum, be sure to check out my Teaching Tips!

Sharing Your Passions with Your Kids

Sharing Your Passions with Your Kids
Your kids don't automatically absorb your love of a place, a food, or a subject area. As parents, it's our privilege and responsibility to gently introduce them to these things in such a way that they, too, can begin to know and love what we hold precious.Here's a story to illustrate.Many years ago, I was speaking to a group of homeschooling parent...
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Keep Things in Perspective

Keep Things in Perspective
What you are doing matters. All of the planning, all the work, all the struggle, all the sleepless nights. . .All of it is giving your kids the opportunity to know what it is to love learning, to be loved in a family day-in/day-out, to learn without fears of physical abuse or bullying, to learn all subjects in relationship to God. They can experien...
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What is Your Family Culture?

As the parent, you are not only homeschooling your kids, you are also creating a "family culture." Whether it is intentional and strategic or by default, your family culture is shaping each of your children, giving them a sense of who they are in the world. This is one of the most important parenting tasks we face.

But, how do we do this—especially in an authentic way? What areas do we focus on, what will work for OUR family? These are important questions to ask, and they become powerful when we answer them with wisdom and enjoyment.

If this reasonates with you, you might find it helpful to read the related blog—What's In Your Cupboard?

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Winning Traits of Homeschool Dads

Winning Traits of Homeschool Dads

This Father’s Day, June 19, we will celebrate dads. Today, I’d like to share the top 3 traits of homeschool dads:

    • Understanding his kids
    • Investing in his kids
    • Being intentional at home

To bring it to life, here are three of my favorite stories—all from New Zealand!

1) Understanding his kids

At a homeschool meeting in Rotorua, NZ, I was asked how to deal with the frustration kids faced in learning to write. As I tried to pull together some relevant thoughts (since teaching history is area of expertise, not writing), a Maori dad asked if he could share his thoughts—which were brilliant. (Read about it here) What impressed me most that day was that dad had obviously spent time considering the challenges his children were facing. . . He had put himself into their shoes in order to understand why it was difficult to learn, seeing things from their point of view.

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Superb blog shared!!! Being a dad this post has definitely encouraging me to understand kid and wins their heart .Thank you for gi... Read More
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Creating a safe environment for learning

The relationship between student and teacher is one of the most significant factors in successful learning. When you are both parent AND teacher, the relationship becomes even more significant! Learn what happens when your children feel "safe" to learn in this new episode of my Homeschool 101 videos.

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