Today I’m talking about homeschooling boys:  what they really need, understanding some of the ways that they tend to be wired and specifically what we have done as we homeschooled our 5 boys who are now 22, 20, 19, 17, and 13. 

Raising boys can be challenging.  Homeschooling them can bring the best mom/teacher to her knees (or tears), but OH the joy of boys!  I love our boys to the moon and back, but part of being able to enjoy our homeschooling journey, required me to give up some of my ideal thoughts about what it was supposed to look like.  I had to decide whether I was going to insist that they measure up to what I felt like and now know are ridiculous and unnatural expectations or if I was going to encourage them to be everything that GOD made them to be!  It was one of the best decisions I ever made (more than once over the years) and I would do it all over again!

The Unhurried Homeschooler

The Art of Manliness(website great for olders)

Bob Schulz books(make great read aloud or devotional):  Created for Work, Practical Happiness, Boyhood and Beyond

Knights in Training

The Minds Of Boys

Boys Should be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Bringing Up Boys

Some of our favorite Homeschool Curriculum:

100 Easy Lessons to Teach Your Child to Read

Five in a Row (I forgot to mention this one, but used it with our last two in the early years and loved it!)

Horizons Math

Saxon Math

Learning Language Arts Through Literature

(Here is my page on this blog with these same resource, plus more that I forgot to mention in the podcast!)