Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Home Curriculum

I mentioned earlier that I feel very strongly about a mother's role as a gospel teacher to her children. It's something I've been praying for direction in for a while. My children are very young, but I do spend nearly every waking moment with them, so I know my influence is felt. Something I felt strongly about was daily, direct teaching, not just leading by example. I feel like in this world where there are so many paths and ways we can go, now is the time of explicitly telling the meaning behind your rules and rituals, as well as leading by example.

One thing I learned when I asked for direction was, you don't need to reinvent the wheel. I was worried I would need to spend time coming up with creative lesson plans and things to capture their attention, like stuff I did for my student teaching in college, and it would become overwhelming and I would give up. But again I was taught, don't reinvent the wheel.

So the Lord directed me to some resources that were already available, namely this nursery lesson manual, the Book of Mormon Stories, and the Children's Songbook. Music plays an important part in my life, is an important way in which I feel the spirit, and as I've mentioned before is an experience I want to teach my children.

I'm so grateful for a God who is individual. That will answer my questions in a different way than he will answer someone else's. Personalized, to our individual needs. I love this post where a woman shares of a similar experience she had to mine, but with a different outcome.

God is so loving and merciful. I'm grateful for his direction in my quest to become a deliberate parent.

1 comment:

  1. Great Minds think alike! Thanks for the reminder, I haven't been so diligent as of late. Did you know that you can "watch" the Book of Mormon stories on line? That's what we've been doing in the morning as a family. And even though Gwenivere doesn't sit still through the 2 or 3 minutes that it lasts, I feel good about at least doing something. ;)