SR 785: Practical Advice for Parenting and Homeschooling Boys – Durenda Wilson, Part 3

“Sometimes we have to redirect that energy. If it’s going the wrong direction and they’re not righting the ship with our instruction, then we’re going to turn to things like some chores to sort of redirect their energy.” ~ Durenda Wilson

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In this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, Yvette Hampton and guest Durenda Wilson dive into practical homeschooling tips for parenting, educating, and discipling boys. Drawing from her own experience of raising five boys, Durenda shares valuable insights on homeschooling boys, emphasizing the importance of understanding and accommodating their unique learning styles and needs. From incorporating physical activity and hands-on learning to knowing when and how to introduce certain subjects, this episode offers practical advice for boy mamas navigating the homeschooling journey. 


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Discussion Questions:

1. What are some of the practical differences in homeschooling boys versus girls, according to Durenda Wilson?

2. Why is it important for parents to recognize and work with the physical activity needs of boys, especially in the early years of homeschooling?

3. How can parents effectively assess when their boys are ready to learn new things, such as reading, and how does this approach differ from traditional schooling?

4. In what ways can parents encourage an unhurried approach to homeschooling boys, as discussed by Durenda Wilson?

5. Why is it essential for parents to consider the purpose and impact of certain academic requirements for their boys, such as diagramming sentences and other non-essential curriculum elements?

6. How can parents maintain a healthy emotional approach to parenting boys and guard against emotional manipulation in the parent-child relationship?

7. What is the significance of incorporating prayer and Scripture into the homeschooling journey, particularly in the context of raising boys?

8. How does Durenda Wilson’s personal story about her son’s experience with language arts in high school offer reassurance and insight to parents struggling with specific academic challenges with their boys?

9. In cases where parents feel overwhelmed and perceive their boys as out of control, what practical steps can they take to address discipline and create a more respectful and effective learning environment at home?


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