143: Prioritize Your Strengths. Energize Your Homeschool.


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One of the secrets to a sustainable homeschool is YOU. Your strengths energize you, and what energizes you will energize your homeschool. Doing what you are good at and what you enjoy will make your homeschool more enjoyable, efficient, and empowered. So we're focusing on YOUR strengths in this episode. Listeners share their unique strengths and how they're rocking their strengths to rock their homeschool. We know you'll be inspired by the ways real-life parents are using their incredible, practical, and unconventional strengths in homeschool.


-ENERGIZE: Your strengths energize you, and what energizes you will energize your homeschool.

-ENJOY: Doing what you are good at and what you enjoy will make your homeschool more enjoyable.

-EMBRACE: When we embrace our strengths, we give permission to our kids to do that same from an early age!

-EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT: Working within your strengths is the most effective and efficient way to learn and work.

-EDUCATE: We learn best when we're feeling good and enjoying our experience of learning--finding that sweet spot of being in our strengths!

-EMPOWERING: You and your kids will feel empowered to be who you are, to learn how you learn best, and to be supported in your own strengths as you support one another.

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