Friday, January 20, 2017

Homeschooling Hump Day Encouragement

Today's article is later than planned, but I wanted to encourage you to take time to watch the inauguration this morning with your children. This process is what makes America so great. There will be the ceremony of swearing in, a big celebration following President Trump and Vice President Pence's oaths, and there will likely be coverage of those protesting the events.

I think this is a great time to talk to your kids about the things you believe, maybe even who you voted for and why, what the newly elected president means for America, and any part of the process that they ask questions about. Share this time with them. In the next 4 years, they will be older, understand more, and have different questions. Some of your children may even be close to voting age and can participate in their first election, too!

This is our nation's peaceful transfer of power from the outgoing President Obama to the incoming President Trump. The new president will discuss his plans to "Make America Great Again," and how he plans to implement those plans. Let us also remember that when our candidate has not been chosen, it is important as Christians to pray for our elected officials, whether we chose them or not. 

I saw a saying on Facebook recently that said wanting (a particular president) to fail is like wanting the pilot of a plane you're on to crash. We don't want to see the United States fail, and the best thing (maybe the only thing) we can do in every election is to pray for our leaders. Won't you join us and pray for President Donald Trump today, for our Congressmen, and for our former presidents and vice presidents. Take the time today to pray for our country!

Enjoy this special day with your children and remember, learning never stops!

Have a blessed day!


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