Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Anita Mellott's School is Where the Home Is ~ Reviewed
School Is Where the Home Is: 180 Devotions for Parents [Paperback]
Anita Mellott (Author)
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Judson Pr (June 15, 2011)
An estimated 2 million children are homeschooled in the United States. This is a devotional for those dedicated parents.
Mellott’s 180 anecdotal devotionals explore specific homeschooling issues and present biblical truths to guide parents through challenging times. Themes include:
•Homeschool Basics—fundamentals such as obedience to the call, prioritizing, decision-making
•Homeschool and You—how homeschooling affects the primary educator (and vice versa)
•Homeschool and Family—juggling parenting, marriage, education, and domestic life
•Gifts We Give Our Children—intangible gifts, from a godly heritage to freedom to pursue their dreams
•And A Child Will Lead them—discovering life and faith though our child’s eyes
•Spiritual Vitamins: inspiration for Christian life, addressing fear, faith, prayer, and more
•Faith of Their Own—intentional discipleship that nurtures children in their own faith
School Is Where the Home Is presents a unique blend of the practical and inspirational for today’s homeschooling parents.
Anita Mellott speaks from a unique homeschool perspective in this valuable resource for homeschoolers. Raised in India with a strong focus on education, Anita adds the spice of her cultural background to many of her daily entries.
The tone of the daily devotions (enough for the entire school year, 180, and broken into categories touching the homeschooler's life) is conversational. Anita feels more like a friend who shares triumphs and struggles, successes and failures rather than a woman who has conquered homeschooling, parenting or marriage. Mellott is transparent in this not always flattering walk through wisdom earned through years and seasons of homeschooling. This is no narrow pathway or system created by a woman who preaches about her success and promises you success, too, if you'll only follow her steps..
If you are struggling or concerned about homeschooling or even parenting you may find support and encouragement in this devotional series. I haven't homeschooled a day in my life, and my children are grown, but I still found pages to dog ear to revisit.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer