SR 827: Little by Little: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs – Leigh Nguyen, Part 3

“We get to homeschool our kids. This isn’t a drag. This is something that we get to do.” ~ Leigh Nguyen

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Yvette Hampton continues her insightful conversation with homeschool mom, Leigh Nguyen. They delve into strategies for creating a personalized education for each child, emphasizing the importance of understanding individual learning styles and strengths. Leigh shares her journey of homeschooling her three children, offering practical tips on managing daily academic tasks while maintaining a balanced and joyful homeschool environment. They discuss everything from the importance of early morning math sessions to the value of evening prep, highlighting the significance of building strong relationships through shared learning experiences. Whether you’re new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, this episode is packed with actionable advice and encouraging perspectives to help you navigate your homeschool journey with confidence and grace. Tune in for an inspiring discussion that reminds us of the incredible privilege homeschooling offers to shape our children’s lives.

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Discussion Questions:

1. **Entrepreneurial Education:** Leigh Nguyen shared how her son expressed an interest in reading business books as a teenager. How can parents successfully nurture and support their children’s entrepreneurial interests in a homeschool environment?

2. **Gap Year Benefits:** The concept of a gap year was discussed in detail. What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of a gap year for homeschooling students?

3. **Parental Influence:** Leigh mentioned how important it was for her husband to step in and provide guidance to their entrepreneurial son. How can both parents balance their roles in supporting and nurturing their children’s unique interests and talents?

4. **Biblical Worldview:** The importance of integrating faith and a biblical worldview into their children’s lives was emphasized. How can homeschooling parents ensure their children understand and incorporate their faith in their future careers or business endeavors?

5. **Adapting Curriculum**: Leigh talked about focusing on the relationship over the curriculum. How can homeschool parents adapt their teaching methods to prioritize relationships without compromising academic rigor?

6. **Financial Responsibility:** The episode touched on teaching children financial responsibility through entrepreneurship. What are some effective strategies to teach teens about managing money, saving, and financial planning?

7. **Community Support:** Leigh mentioned finding community members who can mentor or support entrepreneurial endeavors. What are some ways homeschooling families can leverage their community to support their children’s unique educational needs?

8. **Variety in Gap Year Activities:** The episode outlined different gap year activities like mission trips, jobs, or targeted programs. How can students and parents decide the best gap-year activity to suit the individual needs and goals of the student?

9. **Preparing for Independence:** Leigh’s son experienced significant personal growth during his time in Africa. How can homeschooling parents prepare their children for independence and real-world challenges during and after their homeschooling years?

10. **Assessing the Success of Homeschooling:** Leigh shared the successes and transformations she witnessed in her children. What are some signs parents can look for to gauge whether their homeschooling approach is successfully preparing their children for adulthood?

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