Gaps in Your Homeschool Part 1 | Episode 025

Heart to Heart with Zan and Nancy

episode description

All homeschool moms think about gaps. We wonder, “Will my kids have gaps in their education? Will these be minor or gaps that affect them the rest of their lives?” We can get bogged down contemplating this topic if we’re not careful. The reality is there will be gaps. Gaps exist in every child’s education and every child’s life. Zan and Nancy share examples of gaps they experienced and how God met them there.

About the guest

Nancy Manos assists Zan with the podcast in the areas of digital communications, social media, and marketing, and she joins Zan for this encouraging and practical heart-to-heart chat. Nancy homeschooled her two daughters from preschool through high school and found it to be a rich, rewarding, and sometimes challenging experience. She has served in homeschool leadership for more than 20 years and is passionate about encouraging and equipping parents in the home education adventure. Nancy and her husband, James, live in Gilbert, Arizona.


Things you'll learn from this episode

  • In every type of school—public, private, or homeschool—there will be gaps. There are no perfect schools and no perfect teachers. Even if there were, there are no perfect students or learners who could absorb all the information that is taught and provided.
  • In this episode, Nancy and Zan provide practical advice for filling gaps, like hiring a tutor, using a video course, or switching up schedules. And sometimes we must accept the inevitable presence of gaps.
  • As believers, we can ask God for help. The Creator of the universe wants to assist us. He has a good plan for our children and families.

Mentioned in this episode


At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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