Niche: Homeschooling Moms

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Find this Interview on YouTube, HERE.

 

Overview:

Who doesn’t like bacon? Bacon is a favorite for many families but when you have a large family, having bacon on a regular basis can get expensive. In coach Meg Thomas’s family one of their biggest family debates was over bacon. The kids wanted more but the parents knew daily bacon just wasn’t in the budget. How did they compromise? By holding a family meeting where every person’s concerns were voiced and then a plan was set in place where everyone gave and sacrificed for the good of the whole family. 

Meg Thomas believes you have to run your family like a business and when you address even a minor issue like bacon in a consistent format, you build a culture within your home that helps your family thrive and have great results. 

On today’s episode Meg has so many great tips and insights on how to take your family to the next level. If you want to create a family culture where you are all excelling together you definitely want to give this interview a listen.

 

Takeaways:

*In your parenting, when you operate out of fear, you are going to show up completely differently versus if you were operating in confidence. Your emotional state matters in the success of your family.

*It’s so helpful to realize and teach your children to realize that they can be going through hard things and still know that if they just keep going, they are going to figure it out.

*In homeschooling you need to create a safe space for your kids to learn and make mistakes.

*Homeschooling can be fun when you have the following three things in place:

  1. You are in control of your own emotions.
  2. You know how to connect with your child.
  3. You run your family like a business.

*When you run your family like a business, everyone knows their purpose in the family, you meet together often and review and evaluate how things are going. If things aren’t going well in your family, get curious and discover why.

*When you bring your children in to discuss and talk about how things are going in the daily, you allow them to problem solve and come up with solutions on their own. Thus, allowing them to be invested in the family.

*When running your family like a business it’s important to have goals on how the family will look in five or ten years but it’s also im[ortant to determine how you don’t want your family to look.

*The task of creating the family culture you want is to create it yourself. You don’t need to wait for your spouse to get on board for you to get started.

*”Levels of Liberty: The Successful Six”

  1. Emotional
  2. Financial
  3. Mental
  4. Physical
  5. Social
  6. Spiritual

*”The Successful Six” are how we train our children to be independent and ready to leave home with the skills necessary to be a thriving adult on their own.

*Doctrine and Covenants 82:10 teaches us that when we follow the rules God has given us, He blesses us. That same principle is true for learning and growing in all areas. As we follow rules, great blessings, skills, and freedom follow.

*Even though there are so many things to do as a mom, it’s important to make sure you are still growing and improving as an example to your kids.

 

Discussion Questions:

  1. How would your family change if you started running it like a business? Do you feel it would be positive or negative, and why?
  2. Raising a family can be overwhelming, what is one thing you can do to improve your family in the ways you want?
  3. What are things you don’t want in your family? Have you considered what you can do now to prevent them from happening in the future?