Category Archive: Passing on values

7 Blindspots of Homeschooling

Reb Bradley of Family Ministries wrote a very convicting article titled “Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling – Exposing the 7 Major Blindspots of Homeschoolers”. This article is not just for homeschoolers, but for every parent who is serious about bringing their children up in the Christian faith. I saw myself making many of the mistakes [...]

What teachers really want to tell parents

With almost 3,000 comments, the article “What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents” by Ron Clark on CNN.com got [mostly] agreement from teachers and parents alike. As a parent, are you guilty of any of the issues that Clark says about parents who do not respect the work of the teacher? Here is one that [...]

Where is the most dangerous place to raise kids?

Looking at life from God’s perspective. John Piper is one of my favorite teachers.

This is what I should’ve done

You might have noticed that I am a big fan of Family Life. That’s because the President and host of the radio program, Dennis Rainey raised 6 children. And anyone who has raised 6 successful children is someone to whom I pay close attention. So I am going to quote him again today. I read [...]

The importance of other adult influences on your children

Have your kids ever said to you, “Of course YOU say I am good at _________(fill in the blank). But you’re my mom.” Our assessment of our children is most often correct, but we are perceived to be biased in our opinions, and therefore discounted. For example, I’ve always told my daughter that she had [...]