Month: August 2019

When One Parent Wants to Stay at Home With the Kids

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”  (Colossians 3:16, NIV) When One Parent Wants to Stay Home Many parents want to stay home with their children but aren’t sure …

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Our Readers’ Educational Experiences

We’ve asked you, our readers, to let us know about your opinions and experiences. The answers are fascinating and show that there are positives and negatives to all educational systems. Our Readers’ Educational Experiences We’ve Done It All Tracie Weldie, Middle School Learning Specialist– Greenville, SC I am a private school teacher. I used to …

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The Devastating Effects of Helicopter Parenting

The Devastating Effects of Helicopter Parenting The September 2015 issue of Psychology Today posted an article entitled Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges. The article summarizes the findings of a recent study done on University campuses. The findings cite a dramatic decline over the past few decades in children’s opportunities to play, explore, and …

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The Good News About Sibling Conflicts and Cures

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Psalm 133:1) Sibling Conflicts and Cures What causes sibling rivalry? Many times it’s a sense of having to compete for significance and attention within the family structure. For example, if one child is clearly Mom’s ‘favorite’, there will probably be some good healthy …

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Raising Socially Conscious Children in Today’s World

“A generous person will prosper;   whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25) Raising Socially Conscious Children When our children were little, all under five years old, our nuclear family was no different from most American families in many ways. We had worked hard, prized our possessions and enjoyed our hard-earned vacations. Our children were loved and …

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Protecting Children’s Minds, Ears, Eyes, & Hearts

Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?” (Proverbs 6:27, ESV) “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” (Proverbs 13:20, ESV) Protecting Our Children’s Minds, Ears, Eyes, and Hearts We are living in a visually graphic world. One cannot even walk …

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