Every child wants a strong father who loves his family and leads his home.
Every wife longs for a husband who will provide, protect, and lead the family.
Homeschooling gives us an unique opportunity to raise men who lead, not just at home, but at church, in the workplace, and in the community.
How can we raise men who lead?
How can we impart virtue and confidence into our sons so that people will follow them?
We can build confidence in our sons starting at a very early age by reminding them that God made them with a purpose and has a call on their life to lead. As they get to know Jesus in a personal way, His power will work in and through them to be the leaders He has called them to be.
I love to tell my son and grandsons about mighty men of God who weren't so mighty before they knew the Lord, but He changed them, filled them, and used them in mighty ways!
There is also a principle of sowing and reaping. Our sons will reap what they so. If they respect authority and are a joy to lead, they will experience joy in leading others. Teach sons to respect authority and to support leadership, especially Dad.
Instill in sons a compassion for people and children who are weakness and helpless in any way. Serve the elderly. Encourage them to carry heavy things for ladies. Train them to be gentle with children. This heart to serve will make a good leader great.
Moms Raising Leaders
Moms, when our sons hit puberty, it can be a rough time.
They feel like they are now men, even though we see them as little boys.
It is important during this time to give them opportunities to lead projects and other things in your home, while still requiring respect in the way they treat you.
Let them take care of you and protect you as a young man.
For more on this, my son and I did a podcast called "Mothers and Sons" on Finish Well Radio. We share the struggles we went through and how we came out of it with joyfully.
Dads Raising Leaders
Dad can invest in each son man to man, mentoring him to become the man God has called him to be.
My husband started meeting with our son weekly when he was in eighth grade. He continues to meet with him to build into his life and raise him up for ministry. During these times, they pray, study the Scriptures, and talk about what is really going on in their hearts and lives.
They have gone through all the Real Men classes together, as well as more material on following Jesus. Mike's book, The Making of Real Men, is their first year of mentoring material. I see such good fruit in my son's life because Mike takes time to invest in him.
A Great Resource to Raise Leaders
I created one-credit high school courses to prepare my sons and daughters for college, marriage, careers, parenting, and fulfilling the Great Commission wherever the Lord called them. There are God's Girls courses for my daughters and Real Men courses for my son.
The third course in the Real Men series is Real Men 103: Leadership where men learn about godly leaders, read living books on leadership, study Scripture, memorize Scripture, meet once a week with Dad, and have many practical assignments to experience leadership in practical ways. This course is a favorite with other families we know, as well as our own.
Complete Real Men Build Bible Study
Memorize I Timothy 3:1-10
Meet with Dad Once a Week
Read Living Books
Write a Book Review or Book Assignment
Listen to "DG: Secret to Success"
Plan & Lead a Group to Complete a Task
Plan & Host a Game Night
Plan & Lead an Event
Plan & Lead a Small Group Bible Study
Evaluate All Leadership Assignments
Complete Bible Leaders Chart
Listen to "Don't Be a Nimrod"
Listen to "Ready to Lead?"
This is a great course and your son will enjoy it immensely. More importantly, the lessons learned here will last a lifetime.
Real Men 103: Leadership is available at Amazon. The E-book is available at PayHip and Currclick. Learn more about Real Men 103 here.
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If you would like to purchase Real Men 103: Leadership to use in your home with your son, I have a great way for you to get it really inexpensively. In fact, you can get 11 books for less than the cost of Real Men 103. This sale only lasts a week (May 7-14, 2018), so you'll have to move fast.
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Let's All Get Along: Bible Study for Siblings
Skill Trek: The Big, Bold, and Beautiful Bumper Bundle Just for Boys
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Real Men 103: Leadership
Soccer Complete Unit Study
Proverbs to Live By Paper Dolls
American Girls Curriculum History Unit: 1854 Pioneer Times Kirsten
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