I cannot imagine what Mary and Joseph were feeling especially if they knew that Jesus was the Son of God. I mean, they must have been going out of their minds. Not only because it was their child but because He is the Son of God.
And they lost Him!
Once my kids were “ripped away” from me. They were only 2 and 3 years old. I knew where they were physically, but they were “lost” to me, not home with me, their mother.
They were restored to my home 10 days later, Praise the Lord. It was a frightful time. I don’t know if my feelings were like what Mary and Joseph felt with their “losing” the Son of God.
Putting it in perspective
When you think about it, God knows where all things are, all people, and even all promises. He hasn’t lost a thing.
Pray for the location of the lost thing and for the promises to come. If you have lost something, can it be replaced? Was it that valuable that it is irreplaceable? I ask you again, could you imagine losing the Son of God?
So, the next time you think about losing something think to yourself, at least I didn’t lose the Son of God.
Learning styles can vary from one person to the next. So when teaching your child on an individual basis without a community of peers it is important to recognize they are learning from you. But they might not learn the same way that you do.
Take the Learning Style Survey
Testing your child will help you to understand how and why children in the same household are not “getting it” the same way or at the same pace. Because learning styles with remote learning and homeschooling may vary. And feel free to test yourself and see what learning style you prefer if you don’t know this already.
One of my girls was a self-starter and could handle almost any subject by reading a book or doing research on the internet. My other child was more tactile. She needed a learning environment where she could use her hands more, even for math.
So here is one way Learning Styles have been described:
(V) Visual learners like charts and pictures (A) Auditory learners want to hear it explained out loud. They may be the one asking many questions (K) Kinesthetic or Tactile learners want to use touch or physical activities instead of listening or watching a demonstration
The free guide has a few survey questions for your kids. You should check it out because learning styles with remote learning and homeschooling may vary.
Home School Consulting is Available
Also, if you are in need of homeschool consulting, I can share from my 12-year experience. My last consult came with questions already typed up in a google doc and I was able to answer and even type out some of the answers to their questions during our consult. You and I can just have a verbal conversation if that’s what you prefer. Here is my afternoon calendar.
Have you asked how to begin home schooling or remote learning? Just how do I begin this journey?
When I first tried to homeschool, I already had a desire to homeschool my girls, but the timing was not right. Nor did I have the grace to do such when they were preschoolers. How could it be so hard to teach my girls their colors and numbers? Yet it was not the right time.It was like I was striving too hard and they were not comfortable either.
We had just moved to another state in 2000 when troubled waters were upon us. I strongly believed, for their safety, it wasfinally time to homeschool my girls, doing the best job I could.So I took my daughters our of Kindergarten and First Grade public school.
How to begin home schooling or remote learning
Some of you have been thrust into this situation of remote learning or schooling at home. So, it is the right time for you to homeschool. I shared some tips, insights, and experiences that I had from homeschooling my two daughters for 12 years in the Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling.
Home Schooling during crisis times can be very adventurous and enlightening to the needs and learning styles of your children.I learned so much about my daughters being their teacher as well as their parent. And I believe you could learn much about your children, as well.
For parents whose children were in public school before the Coronavirus Pandemic, they might have been ‘lumped in’ with children of various learning styles at school. Now youfind yourself faced with deciding how to help your children succeed in their schooling but at home.Coaching is available.
In Beginner’s guide to Homeschooling, you can read about learning styles, finding curriculum and how my local community helped shaped my family’s homeschooling experience and hopefully how it can help you shape your learners into well prepared students for the upcoming school years.