I homeschool so that I can teach Biblical values to my children as we go throughout our days. When I rise up, and sit down, and when I’m walking by the way (Duet 6:5). It’s something that is important to me, and one of my favorite ways to incorporate Biblical values is by using biographies that build character.
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Using Biographies that Build Character in our Homeschool
One of the main reasons I homeschool my kids is so that I can have more time with them to encourage good character traits in their lives. I have prayed for my kids since before I even had kids. My deepest desire as a mom is not that they grow up to be millionaires, or even that they have the most amazing educations and attend an Ivy League school. No, my most heart-felt prayer for my kids is that they grow up to love God and do what He wants them to do in their life. I want them to be good people who treat the people they meet with care and compassion. In other words, be kids (and later, adults) filled with Godly Character.
When you have a goal in mind, it makes it easier to figure out the steps it will take to achieve the goal, right? So since having kids of Character is the goal, how do we get there?
In our home, I try to infuse good character into all of our studies. This includes reading books like the Children’s Book of Virtues during morning time, and listening to Adventures in Odyssey all day long. There’s something about a story that helps them get it. They are not just being preached to, but shown people who live it.
There is something inspiring about learning about a real person who faced terrible odds and still overcame. It makes us want to rise to the occasion and emulate them. So I try to find books to use in our history studies that show people who are living a life of character. Here are some of my favorites.
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