Blogging Prompts for Young Men

We use blogging in our home school, and lately, I have not had time to get our children on and make sure they are doing what they need to. It’s time to get a list of prompts for them to write about and also update the schedule they have.

Eric is our young man who blogs. He is 12.

Prompts for young men to blog about:

Bible verses
How-to: “Clean my room”, “mow the lawn”, “Take care of my pet- animal, etc”
What is new at our home
How I help at home – chore list
What Dad and I Do Together
What I learned today
How I Help teach my little brothers
Fun things I like to do
About my pets
Memes: Our children participate in weekly memes:
Photos and descriptions
Farm life- City life
Going to the Library
My favourite books
What I like to cook

Blogging Rules, ages 9-12

* You MUST post a Bible-related post once a week.
* 1/2 of your posts MUST be Assignments each week.
* You have 30m to type up your post and publish it. Your posts must be typed up prior to getting online and checked. All posts must be handwritten, prior to typing them up offline.
* You can comment on 3 blogs (this doesn’t include family blogs.
*You have 30m/week online to design your blog. You can Blog design offline for 1H. Blog design offline includes working on Paint, photos, etc..
* You have nominal time to research your Assignments, if necessary.
* All posts must be done on the day PRIOR TO your blogging day.
* Special permissions will be granted to extend these times.

Here is the schedule for Eric:  He has 30m to type up these posts, and they do not have to be typed up on the day of. We will likely choose one day to have him do this.

He has the same “rules” as Hannah, but has more time to be online.

Monday: Your choice to post what you like to.
Thursday: LLM meme
Friday: US History meme
Saturday: Psalm & Praise meme

Does your child have a blog? Do you have a schedule or goals for their blogging? Specifying what is edifying for them to blog, and when they can be on the computer is part of what we do to safeguard them online. What types of rules do you have to safeguard them online?

Jacque Sig

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Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, train their eight children up in the LORD home schooling on their small homestead in Indiana. They are the founders of Gleaning the Harvest, presenting widows and fatherless to the Body of Christ. She is owner and publisher of Training Sons to Be Men, and Training Daughters, Teaching Wives, where she is a regular columnist. You can also read encouraging home school articles and more about the Dixon family at Walking Therein.

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We are so excited to bring you Training Sons To Be Men. My name is Jacque, or Mrs.D, as I am known on Growing in Grace Magazine. I am the appreciative Help Meet to Matt for 20 years and happy home schooling momma to our 8 children. We are proud to have graduated our oldest daughter and will soon graduate our second daughter from our home school. Our oldest son is eleven, and we have two younger sons so far, ages 5 and 3 and a half.

Training Sons To Be Men is a brand new site we created after making a blogroll this past summer for it. The requests to create a coordinating site was overwhelming, and I am so happy to be able to manage this site with our eleven-year-old son. I look forward to talking to moms of sons on the blog and encouraging them in their mothering and walk with the LORD. We are currently working on setting it up, but take a look at the links while you are here.

If you would like to know more about the Dixon family, we invite you to take a look at our blogs. You may visit mine at Walking Therein. Eric’s blog is Young Man In Training.

Family blogs:
A Simple Man
The Daily Planet
A Pondering Heart

City on A Hill
Resting In The Arms Of Grace

Sites for Titus 2 Mothers and daughters
Training Daughters, Teaching Wives

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