Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Sanity Savers: Prioritizing Family for Homeschool Success, Kristi Clover, Part 3

"Homeschooling is a lifestyle encompassing all aspects of teaching and learning." ~ Kristi Clover

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Join Yvette Hampton and Kristi Clover on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, as they dive into sanity savers for homeschool moms. Discover practical tips to maintain balance, find your identity in Christ, and foster encouragement through community. Kristi shares valuable insights on meal planning, personal time, and prioritizing fun in your homeschool journey. Don't miss out on their discussion about flexible homeschooling structures and addressing educational milestones. 

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Come back tomorrow and Thursday for the rest of this conversation with Kristi Clover.

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Discussion Questions:

1. Kristi Clover mentions the importance of recognizing lies and remembering one's identity in Christ. How can this perspective shift impact a homeschool mom’s daily routine and mindset?

2. In what ways can surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals aid in the homeschooling journey and family discipleship?

3. Kristi suggests meal planning as a key sanity saver. Can you share some strategies or tips that have worked for you in meal planning?

4. Making time for oneself is considered crucial in maintaining sanity. What are some activities or practices you employ to ensure you have personal time amidst a busy homeschooling schedule?

5. The episode discusses recognizing when children are ready for different educational milestones. How can parents effectively gauge their children's readiness for new topics or skills?

6. Kristi and Yvette talk about the significance of extracurricular activities and family time. How do you currently balance extracurricular activities with quality family time?

7. The importance of letting go of stress-inducing activities is emphasized. Can you identify any activities in your schedule that may need reevaluation for the well-being of your family?

8. Kristi shared her experience adapting homeschooling while caretaking for her father. Have you encountered similar challenges, and how did you adapt your homeschooling structure to meet those circumstances?

9. Kristi and Yvette stress the importance of flexibility in homeschooling. Can you give an example of a time when being flexible led to a positive outcome in your homeschooling experience?

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