Tho I do not have a “large family” we are a family of four. I picked up this amazing book when browsing a homeschool sale put on my www.visionforum.com
This book has been such a blessing to me as a Christian, Wife, Mother, Disciplinarian, Homemaker, Cook, etc. It addresses everything and really makes you think! Kim Brenneman has hit topics that you didn’t even think of to make your life easier as a Home Making Momma! She has inspired me with her methods that are helping her successfully raise NINE children, and she gives us allot to think about when she uses Scripture to help us understand. Please check out her blog http://largefamilylogistics.blogspot.com/ she is sure to inspire you! Please enjoy!
I really like the idea of teaching Character when it comes to homeschool! I stumbled upon this great book and really suggest it to all those whom are trying to teach little ones habits/character. I included this post under parenting because it also helps address some of the behavioral issues children may have.
- “Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” Billy Graham
My daughter and I have been doing what we have started calling Character Camp! The pages of this book are very short including 2-3 pages. They address things like: “Obedience, Patience, Honesty, gratefulness and Respectfulness” and that’s a few. The children enjoy the short definition that they can relate to and the scripture used for reference. They really like that these are stories about REAL children (pictured on the cover). As I said above it helps with behavioral issues that arise with raising children it also helps teach us as parents ways of communicating with our children about the things that are expected/needed of them.
Kate Boyter Brown and Marilyn Boyer are a mother daughter team who put this great read together about these cousins. They have helped our family out allot! TWO THUMBS UP.
Homeschooling ideas: This has been nice to break up and work on one character trait a few days at a time. My daughter talks to me about the trait throughout the day and after we have read about one subject such as obedience for example she illustrates a picture of the story we read about.
This is a method that really works with our children. Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think about teaching Character, if you have read the book, or if you are interested in learning more. 🙂