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Nov 22, 2022

Learning and Growing With Your Kids (with Dr. Jordan Alamzar)

Danielle Bean

This week’s special guest is Dr. Jordan Almanzar, a professor at Magdalen College in Warner, New Hampshire, who also teaches Greek and Latin at Kolbe Academy. He is author of When the Earth Was Flat : One Boy’s Life at the Edge of the Millennium. Jordan and I discuss homeschooling, and ways that all parents are called to be the primary educators of their children.

Snippet from the Show:
Don’t stress over not fitting the mold: the mold you’re meant to be is a gift to your kids.

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This week’s special guest is Dr. Jordan Almanzar, a professor at Magdalen College in Warner, New Hampshire, who also teaches Greek and Latin at Kolbe Academy. He is author of When the Earth Was Flat : One Boy’s Life at the Edge of the Millennium. Jordan and I discuss homeschooling, sharing encouraging and affirming words for those in the trenches of the hard work of motherhood and fatherhood.

Dos and Don’ts When Considering Homeschooling

Don’ts:
Don’t catastrophize: Enjoy the ride.
Don’t stress over not fitting the mold: the mold you’re meant to be is a gift to your kids.
Don’t be surprised when mistakes happen.

Dos:
Familiarize yourself with local resources as well as state homeschooling laws.
Dive in to school subjects with them, participate with them!
Give your children age-appropriate freedoms in exploration and play!
“Do dangerous things carefully.”
Be playful and have fun: joy and excitement is contagious.

Listener Question (35:30)

At the end of today’s show, I share a question from listener Marie who wants to know how to get started with writing for Catholic publications. 

Song of the Week 

This week’s song is The Wine We Drink by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. To me, this is a beautiful, reflective song about married love. Ellie Holcomb, Drew’s wife, is the female lead vocal in this one. 🙂

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Meet Your Host:
Danielle Bean

A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.

Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.

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