Homeschool Motivation

What motivates you and your children in your homeschool journey? Monday Motivation is the first stop in our 5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement. 

This reminds me of the old Newsboys song Shine which also asks “what’s my motivation?” and then answers “to glorify the Lord.” That’s it all summed up. 

My son and I both have interests a mile long that we would enjoy pursuing beyond the basic required lessons. We are now very familiar with the Louisiana recommendations for high school, specifically the 4-4. English, history, science, and math, 4 of each, 2 years of foreign language or public speaking, and that’s just the beginning. If there were a requirement for Fortnite, motivation would be no problem at all. I tried making school fun when my kids were younger, but in high school, some things need to be covered even when we don’t completely enjoy them. So...motivation? 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2 

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  1. So how to you encourage the must haves even when they just don't want to?

    1. Thankfully he’s enjoying math (Teaching Textbooks this year,) history, and health. The other necessities just have to be done. We always fall back on chores, Bible reading, and lessons have to be completed before tv and games. Sometimes he changes it up and does more than required on some days for a bigger break on other days.

  2. High school requirements can totally take the joy out of high school! However, your verse is perfect in reminding us all that this race (schooling) is just as important and even if we (or our students) don't want to work a particular task, there is glory to be found in completing them anyway. Col 3:23 all reminds us to do all things for God, even if that means 4-4 and 2 years of a foreign language. ;)


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