10 thoughts on “The One Thing You Can do Today to Radically Improve Your Homeschool

  1. Those of us with Type A personalities are in danger of “pushing through” things just to get them checked off our list! What a great article on keeping our priorities straight and enjoying our families rather than focusing on our to-do list!

  2. Can you be more specific as to what putting him first looks like? Keeping the house clean, good meals and lots of love are what come to mind and yet I still feel as though something is missing. Any more light that can be shed on the topic would be great! Thanks

    1. T, honoring your husband and making his needs a priority may look a little different for each person. Don’t hesitate to ask HIM what would make him feel respected and appreciated. (For example, my husband loves it when I give him my attention when he gets home from work, asking about his day and just spending a few minutes talking with him. This is means more to him than a solid dinner plan or clean house, so I make a point of getting the kids settled in a quiet activity right before he comes home and then I’m free to give him that time. What’s great is, as a result of me meeting that need for him, he naturally is drawn to reciprocate and we often end up making dinner together as we chat.) I also highly recommend the “Love & Respect” marriage conference or book by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Attending his conference gave my husband and I a new perspective and understanding of each others needs and was a turning point in our marriage. Even reading the book on your own would be very useful. I love that you took the initiative to ask! God bless!

  3. Thank you for sharing!!! With a lot of young children at home, 10 ,5, 4, 3 and 9 months. The craziness of home school and house work leaves me drained. Thanks for this sweet reminder…

  4. This is something I need to work on in our home. I find that I shift my focus to my husband and ways to love on him, the entire dynamic and mood of our family changes. I think this will be my goal for this week.

  5. OUCH!After 30 years of homeschooling 6 kids with varying success and 34 years of marriage, I have failed. My children were not tauaght to honor and respect their parents, I have not demonstrated those attitudes either.
    That has left two people with nothing leftover for each other. Two of our kids finished in public school, one GED and l in an alternative ps campus.
    The two girls stumbled through at home.
    Marianne says it right. Even with lots of little one, the attitude that Daddy is king of the house is critical. They can know that Mommy loves Daddy and both love God. Bess you all!!

    1. Luci, thank you for sharing your story. It’s a cautionary tale that young wives need to heed. Blessings to you—God is a healer and I believe He can heal your marriage. Blessings to you.

  6. This is exactly what I needed to hear this week. Too often I get focused on getting it all done and I utterly fail to stop and ask my amazing husband about his day. Happy to be reminded…thanks!

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