The primary work of the middle school years is all about helping our kids develop passion. In this episode, we will talk about what that entails and how to apply it to your homeschool days. We will also talk about the other goals of this season and offer some suggestions for boxes to check off in the middle school years, as well as the key truths that we can intentionally feed their preteen souls.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GOALS In today’s episode we will break down each of the following goals, explain what we mean, and offer some suggestions for how to weave these into your homeschool plan.
“If we’re going to help them to develop passion, we take their interest...and actually do the work of developing passion. Passion is not something you discover. It’s work. You have to develop it. An interest you discover.”
BOXES TO CHECK FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS
DAILY DO’S FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS
TRUTHS TO NOURISH MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUL
*The middle school years are tricky because they straddle two sets of truths. We covered the first set of truths in the last podcast, and we briefly review them again in this episode. Important TRUTHS for infancy until the start of adolescence
“Our second goal of the middle school years is to help our kids become responsible and self-governing.”
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