Monday, April 16, 2012

10 Days of Pouring into Your Child's Passion: Overview

Have you ever really thought about what makes your child's heart sing? I bet if you thought about it, you could name the thing that would do it. For each of your kids. Isn't it delightful when you can capture it easily enough and share it with your child? 

One of the things I think is important as a parent is to engage our children often enough that we really know what they are passionate about. How do you know? How do you find out? Does it require expensive lessons and lots of venues for trying out lots of things? No, I don’t really think so. I think the resource it requires the most of is our time as parents. When we invest time in our children, it’s easy to figure out what brings them joy. 

My contribution to the 10 Days series this spring is how to Pour into Your Child's Passion. This is a topic near and dear to my heart here at Blog, She Wrote and I hope as I share you will find inspiration for your homeschool.

Some of the topics I will address over the next 10 Days are:
  • Identifying the Passion
  • Outsourcing and Cost
  • Pouring into the Passion at Home
  • Leaving Behind Convention
  • Using Adventure Boxes to Fuel the Passion
  • Who Can Help?
  • Look for Opportunities
  • Pouring into the Passion within your Homeschool
  • Owning the Passion

Although, this topic may sound similar to capitalizing on curiosity in a delight directed schooling sort of way, my focus will be on pouring into a passion at a time and in such a way as to carry our children long into their teen years and to help them to center in on a vocation and/or long term interest. 

I will address ways to ignite the passion and help to sustain it as part of the homeschooling for your children. My desire is to stir your imagination so you can begin to think of ways to encourage your children and to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and experience to pursue their passion.

I hope you'll return tomorrow for a daily dose of Pouring into Your Child's Passion!

The 10 Days Series is organized by iHomeschool Network, a collaboration of outstanding homeschool bloggers who connect with each other and with family-friendly companies in mutually beneficial projects. Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. And of course, click the image below to visit all the 10 Days posts from these homeschool moms of the iHomeschool Network.

You'll be blessed with tips on how to handle bad days, cultivating curiosity, teaching with Legos, and much much more!



Ami said...


This is going to be great!

I am anxious to read your entire series and glean some wisdom! :) Ami

Heather said...

Thanks Amy! I'll be heading over to get some tips from you as well!


truth in weakness said...

this sounds wonderful -- thank you!


Unknown said...

Looking forward to this series, especially about following your passions. I have a daughter that draws hours upon hours. This will be a good series for us.

Mary Prather said...

I look forward to this. I know you are an expert on this (from reading your blog!).

Hodgepodgemom said...

Will definitely be back tomorrow and the rest of your series!

Heather said...

Thank you ladies. I'm pretty excited to share this topic with everyone. Mary it is one that I feel strongly about and try hard at around here! It's definitely one of the highlights of our homeschool.


Rebecca said...

I have a son who is very passionate about skateboarding. I try to pour into it as we are able....can't wait to read what you have to say on this general topic.