The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's that button over there?

I posted the button some time ago for Latter Day Homeschooling but never talked about what is available there. So here is the skinny:
  • They are a group of moms that blog about all things homeschool, crafting, and family life
  • They are Latter Day Saints, So they follow Jesus Christ
  • They have subject matter ranging from Pre-K to special needs
  • They have one very exciting blog roll of other moms who homeschool through the love of Jesus Christ
What I like and draws me back is the allure that I am not the only one who thinks that God has a place, a very important place not just in my family but also in my children's education. It is always nice to see what my peers are doing and find inspiration.

"Sarah, why is having spiritual learning linked with our academic learning important?" 

Gorden B. Hinkley says it best
                   "Begin early in exposing children to books. The mother who fails to read to her small children does a disservice to them and a disservice to herself. It takes time, yes, much of it. It takes self-discipline. It takes organizing and budgeting the minutes and hours of the day. But it will never be a bore as you watch young minds come to know characters, expressions, and ideas. Good reading can become a love affair, far more fruitful in long term effects than many other activities in which children use their time. It has been estimated that “the average child on this continent has watched something like 8,000 hours of TV before he or she even starts school.” A very large part of that is of questionable value.Parents, work at the matter of creating an atmosphere in your homes. Let your children be exposed to great minds, great ideas, everlasting truth, and those things which will build and motivate for good.

The Lord has said to this people, “Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” (D&C 88:118.) I wish to urge every parent within the sound of my voice to try to create within your home an atmosphere of learning and the growth which will come of it." "The Environment of Our Homes", Ensign, June 1985, 3
The fruits of spiritually linked learning are:
  1. self discipline
  2. organizing and budgeting
  3. great ideas
  4. everlasting truths
  5. things which will build and motivate for good
  6. a good atmosphere of learning and growth
  7. a loving relationship with the Savior
So if you want to give your children not just a great academic base, but a spiritual one as well, you can find it at Latter Day Homeschooling

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