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Strengthening Sibling Ties Through Intentional Parenting – Sherri Seligson, Part 3

“Create opportunities for your children to understand their love languages and appreciate their inherent differences. Make togetherness intentional.” – Sherri Seligson

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Sibling rivalry is common, but how do we as homeschooling parents guide our children to build strong and lasting relationships with each other? Yvette Hampton sits down with Sherri Seligson, homeschool mom, marine biologist, and seasoned curriculum writer, to discuss strategies for nurturing sibling bonds and managing conflicts within the homeschool environment. From the importance of group activities to the role of forgiveness, this episode is a treasure trove of insights for any parent seeking to foster unity and cooperation among siblings. Learn practical tips on tailoring discipline, understanding personality differences, and creating a family culture that honors uniqueness. Whether your children share rooms or interests, Yvette and Sherri cover the challenges and joys of guiding siblings to be each other’s keepers beyond the homeschool years.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. How does homeschooling provide unique opportunities for fostering strong sibling relationships?

  2. When dealing with sibling rivalry, what strategies did Sherri Seligson find most effective in encouraging cooperation and kindness among her children?

  3. How did Sherri balance acknowledging the individual needs of each child while supporting a sense of unity and teamwork within the family?

  4. Can you share an example where sibling conflicts led to important growth or learning moments in your family?

  5. According to Sherri, why is immediate obedience from children crucial, and what are some effective ways to teach it?

  6. How do Sherri’s experiences with marine biology and her scientific background influence her approach to parenting and sibling dynamics?

  7. Discuss the role of forgiveness in sibling relationships. How do you model and teach forgiveness to your children?

  8. What are some practical ways to integrate lessons from 1 Corinthians:13 into daily interactions between siblings?

  9. How can parents help their children understand and appreciate their siblings’ different personality traits and behavioral styles?

  10. What advice does Sherri have for parents who are striving to build a long-lasting support network for their children, ensuring they maintain strong bonds into adulthood?

 

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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.