Archives: September 2010

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Who is praying for your children?

Who prays for your children, everyday? Your pastor? The Sunday School teacher, friends and relatives? At best they will pray for your children occasionally and when you have a needy request. No one but you the parent will even think of praying for your children everyday. This statement from Dennis and Barbara Rainey of Family [...]

What values are we really teaching our children?

The high school in my neighborhood is highly competitive academically. The kids there are not satisfied with getting into college, they are aiming for Ivy Leagues. At the same time, there is also a growing problem of cheating and plagiarism. Somehow these high schoolers are getting the idea that good grades must be obtained at [...]

Conversation starters

“How was school today?” Fine. “What did you do?” Nothing. “Anything interesting? No. Conversation with your kids not getting anywhere? A parent asked me how she can get her child to tell her about what’s going on at school. Since you are the adult here, don’t blame the child for not wanting to talk. He [...]

Different approaches to getting homework done

Does your child need to relax a bit after school before starting on homework, or does he like to start on it right away? (my daughter is the latter.) According to Priscilla Dunstan in her interesting article “Child Sense: Time for homework”, understanding your child’s dominant sense can determine the best approach to getting homework [...]

Will work for jelly beans

Teachers use this method effectively in the classroom, we can use it at home too. To motivate our children to do chores and develop other good behaviors, use the jelly bean jar system. * Each time a chore is completed, put a jelly bean in the jar. * Each time a kind word is spoken [...]

Back to school health

After a break of blogging for a couple of months in the summer, now it’s back to school, and back to routine for me, and back to blogging. My high school daughter is already loaded down with schoolwork.  Are your children staying afloat? I read a few good health tips from Kaiser Permanente. Some of [...]