Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Homeschool Bennies #13

We aren't just teaching our kids,
we're discipling them.

The thing is, this takes time.  A lot of time.  When you rise up, and when you sit down, and when you walk, and when you're at home, and when you're going along the road... you know, Deuteronomy 11:28-30.  Which does not, by the way, say Thou shalt not send your kids to public school.  I just don't see how you can have time to do the important things when the kids are gone most of the day.  I don't buy the quality time vs. quantity time thing.  They need both.

Shaping their character, nurturing their faith, teaching them not just what but why you believe all takes time.  Their doubts and questions and struggles don't always come at convenient moments, y'know?


leah said...

This is the thing I struggle with the most with Matt being gone all day. He is literally gone ALL day. From 8:15am to 4:10pm, and he eats dinner, takes a bath, we read, and he goes to bed. There is so little time to simply "be." The little moments are the teachable ones...

The dB family said...

This is the one that kills me the most. Even though the kids are in a Christian school, it is so very hard to keep the time to be discipling them at home. However, imho, it is still VERY important -- Christian school or not!