The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with Yvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

Hosted ByYvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

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Navigating Parenthood: Lessons and Reflections on Raising a Large Family – Pat Murray, Part 3

“While it’s not pleasant when they go through those rebellious stages, it is great seeing them come out the other side.” – Pat Murray, CTCMath

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Pat Murray, founder of CTCMath, shares valuable insights on family, parenting, and maintaining a strong marriage while raising ten children. Join host Yvette Hampton as she delves into Pat’s experiences, offering practical tips and heartfelt advice for all parents and homeschoolers.

Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. How has Pat’s perspective on parenting changed over the years as a father of ten children, and how has his approach evolved over time?
  2. When it comes to parenting, what were some of the things that Pat found himself stressing about that in hindsight seemed trivial, and how has he become more relaxed in his parenting approach?
  3. What importance does Pat place on intentionally creating a family-friendly and enjoyable environment for his children, and how has this impacted their relationships with their friends and peers?
  4. What are some practical ways that Pat and his wife have maintained a strong relationship throughout their more than 35 years of marriage? How do they work through disagreements and prioritize spending quality time together?
  5. In what ways has Pat observed his children going through rebellious stages, and what perspective does he have on this normal part of growing up? How does he approach parenting during these challenging times?
  6. Yvette mentioned the idea of rebellion in homeschool children. What are your thoughts on how homeschooling parents can navigate the balance between setting boundaries and allowing their children to establish their own identities as they transition into adulthood?
  7. How important is a solid foundation and faith in God in navigating the challenges of parenting, teenage rebellion, and maintaining a strong marriage?
  8. As a homeschool parent, what lessons can be drawn from Pat’s experience with his children, especially concerning building a relationship with each child and allowing them to grow into their own person while maintaining strong values and beliefs?
  9. How can the message of not comparing oneself to other parents and the philosophy of trusting in God’s timing be applied to the challenges and pressures faced by homeschooling families?
  10. Pat shared the importance of choosing the right partner and working hard at a marriage. How can these insights be valuable for homeschool parents in promoting a healthy family dynamic and navigating the ups and downs of family life and education?

 

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at CalledToTheTop.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.