You’ve heard it said that men are from Mars while women are from Venus. It is true that men and women are very different from one another. It is
one of the great struggles in life for husbands and wives to understand one another as they approach the various challenges of life. Sometimes those
mixed messages of communication and perspective can impact our homeschooling too. In some sense, it is inevitable.
The effective development of our children in homeschooling is enhanced greatly when the nurturing that characteristically comes from Mom and the discipline
and structure that generally comes from Dad are balanced in the home school. Since Moms are typically home with the children, they are often the first line of
management and direction in the homeschool. So what about Dad? Join Penny Ross as she addresses what wives wish their husbands
knew about homeschooling while providing dads with the short answer/bottom line response to their frequently asked questions about homeschooling.
During this meeting, Penny will discuss:
- How formal do we need to be during school? Does schoolwork done in pajamas really count?
- How much should homeschooling cost each year?
- How do I know if my children are progressing well in their studies?
- How can I stay involved if I regularly work 60-70 hours per week or have to travel for my job?,
- What is the most supportive thing I can do for my wife to help with homeschooling (surprisingly, it is NOT offer to teach one of the subjects)?
Plan to attend this meeting with
your spouse so that you can each gain a clearer understanding of homeschooling from the other’s perspective. But
no elbow-jabbing or finger-pointing at your partner allowed during the meeting! And invite a friend to come (with their spouse) - they'll be glad you did!
Penny Ross wants to encourage and support homeschooling families so they can do more than merely
survive homeschooling, but thrive as they educate and disciple their children at home. Through her new business, Tools for the Home Educator in Torrance, CA,
she sells used curriculum, trains homeschool parents, and consults on a variety of homeschooling and educational issues.
Penny and her husband Greg homeschooled their three children from birth through high school graduation. She also served in a variety of leadership positions at
Hope Chapel Academy, a PSP in Hermosa Beach. Penny speaks regularly at the CHEA Convention and for homeschool groups throughout Southern California.
For information call: (714) 686-3353.
This month, to make it easier for families with little ones and big ones to attend, we have childcare
Rate: $5 per child or $15 per family with three or more kids.
Evening Meeting: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Enjoy training, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet veteran homeschoolers and other
families considering homeschooling after the informative presentation.
Irvine Community Church
Simple Directions from North Orange County:
14804 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618
Take 5 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, church is on right.
Simple Directions from South Orange County:
Take 5 North, exit Sand Canyon & turn right, make immediate U-turn at light,
church is on right.
Simple Directions from 405 and West Orange County:
Take 405 South, exit Sand Canyon & turn left, go two miles and pass under the
5, church is on right.
About Exploring Homeschooling:
The mission of Exploring Homeschooling is to impact the world for Jesus Christ by
encouraging Christians to homeschool from a biblical worldview, especially starting
when their children are babies, toddlers, preschoolers; and equipping individuals,
families, churches, homeschool groups and other organizations to engage in homeschool