Vintage Homeschool Moms – Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network
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Preserving the best of the past with an eye to bless future generations the show offers no excuses, perfection or compromise. Felice hosts this weekly show on Monday at Noon Eastern, often with guests.
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Capturing Your Child’s Heart
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Capturing Your Child's Heart
Capturing your child's heart a life-long relationship is forged. Do you realize that most of the time a little child does something for you out of love? What happens to that love as the child grows, and why do children often grow up and become distant an sullen? In this episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms, we explore the relationships between parents and children and five sure-fire ways, that you can do, at any time to capture your child's heart.
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Capturing your child's heart doesn't happen overnight. As a young teacher, the big emphasis was on experiential learning, and self-esteem. It was the 70's and that era was all about love. I soon realized that if I didn't have my student's heart, I didn't have them listening to me either. Education was tied into obedience. While I might be equipped to capture my child's heart through engaging education, fun activities, crafts, art, field trips and the like, could I capture my child's heart in the ways that were most important? To me, the importance of capturing my child's heart was not only to teach my child but to encourage a Christian walk.
Capturing your child's heart takes God~
God made us in such an incredible and amazing way! We process in our minds, our brains but we feel in our heart! Love is something we often can't understand. I'm so blessed to have the most amazing children (not perfect) but perfect for me. My kids challenge me, they make me the best I can be as their mom and they push the boundaries to the limit.
As I look back at my years as a mom I can see that for some of my children it was harder work to keep their hearts and for others it was easy. Sometimes it lies in the personality of a child but most of the time, we parents are at fault. We may push or prod and all that does is push a child away.
Years ago I was at a friend's home who had been a science teacher at a high-end private school and had retired years ago. When she learned I was a homeschool mom who loved science she invited me to see her science equipment and asked if there was anything I wanted. Her youngest son was attending the local college and he walked in as I was excitedly looking through all the boxes and kept as