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How often does thankfulness cross your mind and heart apart from the Thanksgiving holiday?
It takes effort to be thankful. It is not a natural human thought. Humans are selfish by nature and to be thankful means we must look beyond ourselves.
Raising children with an attitude of gratitude doesn't happen overnight. It begins when your child enters the world and start learning from you.
As homeschool parents we have been given the responsibility to raise, nurture and love our children but also to educate them. It is all intertwined. Most of the time you cannot and should not separate them.
Parenting + Homeschooling = Everyday life
As my children entered the teen years, I started thinking of myself as a mom who was raising leaders. Soon my children, one by one, would leave our home. My prayer was that they would leave know Christ personally, equipped with the leadership skills learned and the gifts and talents given to them by God to change their world.
I was raising four leaders and I would help change the world for the better, one child at a time. What an awesome responsibility, and one that I was so very grateful and honored to have been given.
Find this complete blog post, a Raising a Leader Activity, as well as a Must Do High School Checklist on How to Homeschool Your Child where I was privileged to write this guest post.
In the guest post talk about Raising a Leader activity, so I created it on a printable for you. You can download that activity here
Are you new to homeschooling a teen? I would love to encourage and support you in this journey, I have created serval resources to do just that. I invite you to take a look and find the tools to help you be the best parent and homeschool teacher for your teen!
Enjoying the journey,
Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 32 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Three of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams
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