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5 Best Videos for Teaching Children to Use the Potty

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Teaching children to use the potty is a task that many parents find very difficult to do because lots of

children do not cooperate easily when it comes to that. The use of videos in teaching children on how

to use the potty has helped many parents to overcome this problem. Listed below are 5 best videos for

teaching children to use the potty.

 

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hiMo7C8xSMHow to potty train a toddler

- Fast and Easy! Some children are just stubborn and you cannot get them to learn to

do potty on their own easily, but with this video, you can easily overcome that and make your

child love doing it easily.

 

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gcI6S4jzAcPotty Training Tips

What your baby cannot refuse. Those tips that has helped many children in the past to easily

master the art of using the potty. You will find this video very helpful as many of these tips are

interesting to children.

 

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALPJNwLvtskHow to Potty Train Toddlers

This video teaches how parents can use books to potty train their children. It is true

that children cannot read but then, they can easily understand pictures, and whatever they see

sticks to their subconscious mind. Use books to teach your children how to use the potty.

 

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-lzW22PUww I Have To Go Potty

A video that tackles the challenges parents face in potty training children that have

 

developmental challenges. It follows practical steps that any parent can easily follow.

 

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUssJK8vYPIWonkidos Going Potty FULL

EPISODE.  An animation that gives detailed steps of how to go about potty training.

Children love it so much because it is fun all the way from the beginning to the end.

 

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The Importance of Written Goals for Yourself, Your Students, and Your School Year.

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Most people understand that goals are important, but did you know that written goals are about 40% more likely to be achieved and those goals which are both written and discussed with a friend have a success rate of 76%. This is from a recent study by Psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews (http://www.dominican.edu/dominicannews/study-backs-up-strategies-for-achieving-goals).

For the Christian homeschooling parent, this is exciting information. Someone who has put in the love and work it takes into successfully educating their child whether via standard written curriculum or the more modern online homeschooling method wants to believe that the work that they and their students have put into that education will be profitable and successful. To this end, writing goals seems a clear choice in that it will make attaining those goals more likely.

What does a helpful written goal look like? It looks S.M.A.R.T.

  • Specific goals, rather than vague goals are more achievable, such as “I want to make good grades” versus “I want to get 100% on my math test Tuesday.”
  • Measurable goals are those that can be measured through a metric such; date, grade, or certain amount of something.
  • The A in the acronym can mean “attainable”, or “action-oriented. Both are valuable in helping you reach your outcome. Action oriented is obvious “I will choose the appropriate online homeschooling site for my student.” An attainable statement means that the goal is within.
  • R is for realistic or relevant, meaning “is this goal truly attainable given my circumstances and does this goal make sense in the plan I have for my life”. Each person much choose which will be more helpful to their situation.
  • T stands for time, timely, time-bound, or time sensitive. All mean the same thing basically; you put a date on your goal to make it concrete and give yourself some motivation.

Whether you are creating objective goals for education, or you and your student are creating some personal goals, using the SMART system is sure to help you reach those goals more effect

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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction– Proverbs 1:7

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The first thing that many schools discard is God. Ye the Word of God tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge! Homeschooling families can put God at the center of their education.

According to this scripture, none of us can actually acquire any real understanding of our world, its purpose, or our place in it without first turning to and learning from the Lord our God.

The fool looks at material things and therefore assumes things about God; the wise man or woman looks at God and therefore assumes things about material things. Which are you?

 Are you homeschooling at the world through the lens of God’s Word and with a fearsome understanding that it was created for the glory of God? If so, then intellectual pursuits, family relationships, job opportunities, and every other area of life will fall neatly into place. On the other hand, if you do not start your quest for learning with the fear of the Lord, then life will seem like a crossword puzzle with the wrong answer already scrawled across its middle; nothing will seem to fit.

If you are getting some wrong answers as you try to homeschool today, that don’t seem to fit or solve the problems in your life, try erasing all your own answers and replacing them with God’s.

Remember, He is the one that made us and He has given us the solutions we need in His Word. The fear of the Lord is the beginning

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Busting 4 Myths about Homeschoolers

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Author: Alethia Holmes

Myths that are common in society and can be a powerfully negative force.  Myths are often untrue prejudiced thoughts spread by the society in order to explain certain mindsets from past cultures. Myths abound about homeschooling. Today we will take a stab at busting four of those myths.

Myth #1 Homeschooled students are isolated.
Homeschooling seems mysterious to many because they imagine that the children are isolated away from society without other kids of the same age around them. Some people think that somehow homeschooling traps a child within their homes. Nothing could be farther from the truth.Most homeschooled children have a wide variety of activities from coops to church activities to youth groups to outside lessons, sports, arts and scouting. Some children have small businesses and many gather regularly with other homeschoolers. Attending an online homeschooling program where children live in all 50 states and many other countries expands that student’s network throughout the globe.

Myth #2 Homeschooled students are weird and unsocialized.

One of the reasons homeschoolers cite most often as to why they chose to homeschool is to spare their children from the unhealthy, untrue and unGodly influences of traditional schooling. They believe it is weird to swear, do drugs and alcohol, disrespect your eleders, care only about clothes and make up and what your peers think of you.

Homeschooling children are considered street-dumb (opposite of street-smart) by some uninformed people. Most homeschoolers are afforded varied opportunities to interact with people from all walks of life as compared to those who are in the traditional system who are usually restricted with the people they meet in its halls.

Myth # 2 BUSTED Truth: Homeschooled kids are often more mature than their schooled peers because they are living in the real world and can socialize with people of all ages.
Myth #3 Homeschooled students are religious fanatics.
One myth about children who are homeschooled involves their parents’ nature. Most of the times, this preconception that the religious nature of the parents if fanatical because they want their children to be away from any form of evil influence that the world has to offer. If is fanatical to want to protect our children from the very real and ever present realities of a fallen world, then most homeschoolers would gladly agree they are fanatics. However, if you consider the number of school shootings, the presence of drugs, alcohol and guns in every school in America and the young age at which children are experimenting with very dangerous substances and activities, homeschoolers are justified in wanting to protect their children.

Myth #3 BUSTED Homeschooling parents strive to protect their children from a fallen world and teach their children the Truth about God.
Myth #4 Homeschool students don’t get a well rounded good education.
One huge advantage of online homeschooling is the freedom to pick which subjects are to be taught. Homeschooling parents and students can focus more on what they want their children to excel, or follow the child’s own interests, which is often called Delight driven learning or Joy Directed Learning. By allowing the child to play a bigger role in the selection of his own materials and curriculum, they are more likely to be engaged and find meaning from the materials. Retention is proven to be higher when people have a say in what they are learning..

Myth #4 BUSTED Homeschooled students typically have higher GPAs and are more likely to be recruited by universities and colleges because of the unique skill set that they can offer. They are more motivated and determined compared to their counterparts coming from the traditional system.

Homescholing gives children more exposure to the real world and therefore more opportunities to build real world skills and socialization that is not dictated by the pressures of peers. Homeschooling creates students who are comfortable talking with people of all ages and kind and respectful. Homeschooling protects children from the secularhumanistic mindset that prevails in traditional schooling and can pass on Judea Christian beliefs. Homeschooling students perform above average in studies compared to their traditionally schooled peers. Homeschooling is a wonderful way to grow and educate children.

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Vision for Your Child’s Childhood

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Author:Robin Chisholm 


God’s Vision for your Child’s Life

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (NIV)

I sat down one day, prayed feverishly to God, and asked for wisdom. My children and I were going through the healing process from being victims to domestic violence. They were silent witnesses to domestic violence that I had tolerated too long. I wanted their childhood to be a complete reversal from the past so I visualized and set goals for what I wanted my children’s childhood to be.

God spoke to me to envision what they would tell their kids about when their parents about their childhood. What stories would they have to share? Would they be good stories, traumatic stories, and sadness/fear stricken stories? Would they be grown adults that were emotionally healthy? On the other hand, would they carry deep scars from my parental choices and emotional roller coasters?

I created a vision-to encourage and mentor-to allows them to make mistakes. God showed me to be their support to help back them up when they fell in life. God had blessed me with parents that provided that unconditional love and support. I have been able to flourish with their Godly support providing confidence in my adulthood. God instructed me to follow through with the vision by communicating to them via text and/or in person these words-I am proud of you, I am so proud to be your mom, and I love you.

I want their childhood foundations built strong as the winds of change in adulthood come. Therefore, they would have emotional security inside to be able to endure and make healthy life choices. Without the negative inner self-talk dialect be hopeless, worthless, and your nothing or will not be anything. I want their inner dialect to be God driven; you are strong, you can figure out how to get through this obstacle with God’s direction, their loved, and help is only a phone call away.

I encourage you to seek God’s wisdom to create your mental vision for your children. Envision them as adults telling the stories of their childhood. Think about your everyday life, what is the atmosphere is that surrounds them in the privacy of your home. Is it an environment that when they are grown they felt safe, protected, loved, and happy in or is it an unstable, walking on eggshells, fearful experience? My goal is that my children will not spend their adulthood erasing and reprogramming themselves from damage during their childhood that God has entrusted me trains them in.

 

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