SR 773: Lessons From a Regular Homeschool Mom – Crystal Coleman, Part 1

“I knew when I was pregnant that I wanted to homeschool. I realized I had the opportunity to redeem my education and grow alongside my children.” – Crystal Coleman

Dive into the realities of being a homeschool mom with Yvette Hampton and her long-time friend Crystal Coleman on this heartfelt episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. With over 20 years of friendship and shared homeschooling experiences, they delve into the integration of Christian principles into daily life with their children. Crystal, a homeschooling mom who transitioned from a career in public school teaching, offers advice on taking things one day at a time, handling academic struggles, and the importance of a supportive community. The discussion ranges from light-hearted anecdotes about the friendship between their daughters to serious reflections on overcoming parenting regrets. Listen in as these two “regular homeschool moms” provide wisdom, encouragement, and a powerful reminder to rely on the Lord for guidance in homeschooling. 

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Discussion Questions:

1. How have you found that homeschooling offers flexibility and allows you to focus on tending to your children’s hearts? What practices have helped you in this area?

2. In what ways can parents effectively share their faith with their children and set a godly example, while also recognizing the Holy Spirit’s role in their kids’ spiritual growth?

3. How do you cater to your children’s different academic strengths in homeschooling, and what strategies do you use to foster individual development?

4. What advice would you give to new homeschool moms who are facing fears and uncertainties about their ability to educate their children?

5. What misconceptions about homeschooling have you encountered, and how do you address them with skeptical family members or friends?

 

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