Part 1: Guiding our children spiritually intro
Part 2: the VIOLIN years
Part 3: the VIOLA years
Part 4: the CELLO years
Part 5: adding in the academics
Character and Conviction
Eloquence of expression
Leading with love
Ownership and obedience
Reasoning and release
However, I want to say a very clear word about setting goals for our children. This framework is just that - a framework, not a formula. It is not a promise and not a guarantee. It gives some guidance for what how we can focus our children's spiritual learning at different stages, and what we can expect of them (often, more than we realize!). We are called to be faithful with the children God has trusted to us, cultivating an environment that is conducive for healthy spiritual growth to take place. But all growth is from God, and is of grace.
There is one more thing I want to share with you, and that is how these stages of learning, and each corresponding spiritual focus, fit into the larger framework of Classical Christian education. See you tomorrow!