I often speak and write about nurturing our children’s gifts, talents, and passions—about encouraging their success. Homeschooling offers the unique opportunity to tailor our children’s education to their own personal bents. We don’t have to follow the standard scope and sequence designed for a typical student. The cookie-cutter mentality is often why students leave high school and college not knowing what they are going to do with their lives. They spend so much time focusing on that which is not their area of giftedness that they have no time to develop or even discover their true strengths and passions.
As homeschool moms, we can be used by God to help our children find and hone the gifts He has given them. If we can discover these gifts early and ask God to bring opportunities that will enable our children to develop skill and proficiency in their interests, they will become experts by the time they are ready to step on the path of success to which God has called them. But how do we do this?
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
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