It’s also the time of year that parenting is on display. There are parents at the water park, at the zoo, on the hiking trails, and in every house surrounding mine. More often than I’d like, I hear things said to children that make my heart wince. Things that should never be said to children, or ordinary things said in ways that they should never be said.
The Lord was good to me, and the van didn’t roll. It seems that a young man, stopped in the middle lane of a highway, decided to turn left while reading a map. That was a problem–you see, I was already driving along in the left-hand turn lane. Thankfully, my children weren’t in the van at the time of impact. My life was derailed for a time by an unexpected event that left me with a sprained neck, back and foot, and a van that needed a little TLC.
Note: This post first published in January, 2014.
Coping with the Unexpected on Your Homeschool Journey…. Continue reading
I was introduced to Christian history through a children’s picture book when my children were small. Since then, I have spent a great deal of time researching, writing about, and teaching Christian history.
There are compelling reasons for working stories about the history of our faith into your homeschool. There are also a number of fantastic resources for incorporating Christian history into your studies.
Reasons to Study Christian History…. Continue reading
This post originally published September 21, 2012.
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. ~ Matthew 19:13-15
How many times have we heard this simple story? How many times have we shaken our heads at those disciples who kept the sweet, innocent children from Jesus?…. Continue reading
It’s a common parenting quandry: you’ve asked your child to do their math, write an essay, empty the dishwasher, or take out the trash. Your request was reasonable, it was within the scope of their ability, and you asked kindly.
Yet, your child said ‘no’. Your child argued. He sighed and rolled his eyes. She stood still and stared at you.
Now what? Now that you have a power and control issue on your hands, where do you go from here?…. Continue reading