Category Archives: Home Schooling

3 links worth seeing

Why My Kids Are Not The Center Of My World Modern parenting is creating a generation that’s not going to be able to function in society. Your child, who you cater to every need, who you shelter from all things “evil.”  … Continue reading

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Leading our children to faith in Christ

How can we lead them away from bad behavior and commend them for good behavior while teaching them how desperately they need God’s grace as sinners? Continue reading

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Five essentials of life with God

  The Old Testament book of Proverbs invites the reader to sit in on a conversation between a father and a son. The line, “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction…” (1:7), makes matters intensely personal. In Proverbs 1-7, we walk … Continue reading

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A potential weakness in homeschooling

Some parents do a good job with homeschooling. Others need more guidance and accountability.  We used all three approaches to education (home, private and public). I am very glad that we have the freedom to choose the best path for … Continue reading

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No longer a parent of teens!

Yesterday was historic for my wife and me. Our youngest turned 20! We have left behind the often feared phase of parenting teenagers. Our other three children are 23, 25, 27. Two of them are about to plunge us into … Continue reading

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One thing a parent should not say

Is there a method of parenting so effective that it will erase the sin nature in our children? Short answer? “No.” And if you don’t get this, it’s very possible that you’ll expect more from parenting than it can deliver. … Continue reading

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