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A Day to Remember

Opportunities to seek out adventure are only limited by your imagination and budget, but there are ways to escape inexpensively. An adventure together was exactly what the girls and I needed, and an educational road trip could be a good place to start.

By |2023-11-27T17:14:25+10:00November 24th, 2023|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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New How-To Guide for Christian Homeschooling Is a Ground-breaking Australian First

The goal of Christian homeschooling is to equip kids with a holistic thinking toolbox. This requires some form of structure and a ton of nurturing. The best educational outcomes are achieved by utilising what is known as transdisciplinary learning. This is, explains Polytechnic, ‘the integration of knowledge into some meaningful whole.’ Home educators are not raising specialists in a given field (narrow disciplinary learning). The same can be said about insulated ...

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Single Dad Runs 500km with Kids in a Wheelbarrow for RFDS Fundraiser

Australian dad James Brougham is setting the dad-life bar high, running 500km while pushing his kids in a wheelbarrow to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). So far, the single father and his young sidekicks, both under the age of six, have made it 387km, raising AUD $7,196 for the medical aviation organisation founded by the Reverend John Flynn in 1928. Relying heavily on donations to stay solvent, ...

By |2022-10-31T22:00:48+10:00November 3rd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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My Journey From a Teacher to a Homeschooling Parent

Homeschooling has enriched this family's life, reducing stress and creating room for personal flourishing. My name is Heidi; my husband Ben and I are currently on a homeschool journey with our three children aged 7, 10 and 12. I am a qualified teacher and I was teaching casually at the school that my three children attended until late 2021. My husband and I decided that our lives needed to change; we ...

By |2022-09-08T14:43:04+10:00September 10th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, HOMESCHOOLING, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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10 Reasons to Home-school Your Children

Deciding to home-school can feel like a massive undertaking, but it is worth it. Here are some gems from a father's firsthand experience. As the primary educators of their children, stable parents are best-placed to form their offspring, and have access to many resources today. Merriam-Webster’s base definition for homeschooling is “to teach one’s child at home.” Whether you’re a parent who is new to homeschooling or you’re a parent against ...

By |2022-08-11T14:17:44+10:00August 11th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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10 Reasons Why Homeschooled Children Are More Successful in Life

Homeschooled children can enjoy a more holistic, grounded and in-depth education than their peers in school. Here are several factors behind their lifelong success. Look across a spectrum of homeschooling success stories, and you’ll come across the words freedom and flexibility. Homeschooled children tend to be more successful in life because home education is elastic. This scholastic elasticity makes homeschooling a parental powerhouse packed with potential. In practice, homeschool curricula and ...

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20 Famous People Who Were Homeschooled

Here is a more in-depth look into over twenty people who benefitted from being homeschooled. The flexibility and depth of home education can help your children go far in life, in pursuit of their passions. For a centuries-old tradition, homeschooling is still trending. Before, and into the 20th Century, the number of successful women who were homeschooled isn’t surprising. Often lamented in many an autobiography is how formal education prioritised teaching ...

By |2022-07-25T10:54:35+10:00July 21st, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, HOMESCHOOLING|1 Comment
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100 Famous People Who Were Homeschooled

May this list of brilliant homeschooled scientists, mathematicians, inventors, writers, poets, musicians, sporting greats and politicians throughout the centuries serve to inspire parents to take the plunge into home education. Homeschooling is parent-facilitated education. Gandhi once said, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” His words epitomise the power, beauty, and duty attached to the vocation of home education. From hands-on ...

By |2022-07-14T11:35:06+10:00July 14th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, HOMESCHOOLING|3 Comments
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Fathering Family Adventures

Intentionally creating adventures for your children helps your family to grow and bond together in memorable ways which build an excellent foundation for a lifetime. I believe it is a father’s job to create adventures for his children. Pam Brown put it so beautifully in her famous quote, “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of songs.” Some time ago, I wrote of one ...

By |2022-04-08T22:47:43+10:00April 8th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Homeschooling Requires Routine, But Flexibility is Still the Key Ingredient

While homeschooling, a timetable is necessary, but so is the ability to pivot and make space for unexpected events. A balance of routine and flexibility will create a healthy learning environment. Make this an axiom: routine is life, yet without flexibility, a routine life is dull. Without elasticity, routine devolves into a rigid, joyless obsession over ledger ticks and timestamps. Flexibility saves routine from its inevitable dreary end. In the context ...

By |2022-04-02T23:59:47+10:00April 5th, 2022|Dads, FAITH, HOMESCHOOLING|0 Comments
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