I’m over here today like I don’t have a deadline, taking my time to write out this review because honestly it’s been a long week. Yesterday, I took a Benadryl for allergies and let me say, I should never ever take Benadryl. I still feel like my head is in a fog! So without further ado, let me introduce our review product for today: God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn by Julie Polanco.
I’ve sat and I’ve thought about this a lot in my life. How did God intend for us to learn, to educate, to share His World and creations with our family, our children, our selves? What did He intend our learning process to be? Surely, it was not what we do now with students placed into desks for hours upon end in front of books, never even seeing the beauty of nature in the world outside that surrounds them. Surely, it was not to be sent away to someone else who does not know them or the goals and the path that He has set forth for their lives. I, personally, cannot see that as being true for us as Humans.
When I had children, I never thought we’d be on this path of Homeschooling. I was a sheeple who followed what others did and believed. I didn’t want my family or my children to be different. But then came time for my son to go off to school and it felt so wrong to me. So I began to research how to be able to keep him home and I found homeschooling. It was like a light from Heaven was turned on for our family. This was it… this felt right for us… so it is what we did. Over the years, I’ve noticed that so many people also have this feeling but they ignore it and they suffer, as well as their children.
Julie Polanco is a Christian mother of four. She has a vivid imagination and a deep love of the Gospel. Her life is a beacon of light to others and she embraces sharing her knowledge with others who are open to learning more.
God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn comes from Julie’s heart. It’s approximately 163 pages long. It contains 9 chapters, Concluding Remarks, an About the Author and a Bibliography in the back.
Each chapter holds a different focus from finding Biblical support in learning naturally, to teaching children of various ages and stages, to record-keeping and creating structure in your home and schooling. This book covers a lot in a few pages, all pointing to Biblical points of truth to keep you on your steady path of learning. Study questions are included at the end of each chapter to help you gather a deeper understanding of the discussion as your read through.
Through reading this book, I found that Julie and I weren’t so different. Her educational methods changed and developed over time as she found what felt right for her children and her family. Her discipline methods also changed, much as mine has over time as well. She discovered the uniqueness in her children, in their learning, and in their lives together. Through this book, she gives insight and guidance to help you achieve these things as well.
Through this book, Julie helps you to let go of the idea of the standards that are set by today’s government for learning and learn to see what God’s standards for education are instead. She helps you learn to overcome the depression that not meeting up to other’s expectations cause for us. She helps you learn to let go of all you’ve been told and taught and find a different path to travel, one that truly feeds your soul and gives your children a chance to survive at the life they were given. And she relates every single thing she teaches right back to the Word itself, using Biblical insight, verses and more to confirm her beliefs and lessons.
You will love reading this book and it may help you change your thoughts on education. I know it has definitely opened up my mind and given me answers to questions I did not have answers for before reading it. I was already on a path for a better understanding of education and this book helped me so deeply with gaining a better understanding on that.
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