Entries in the Category 'Passing on values'

7 Blindspots of Homeschooling

October 18th, 2011 / 3 Comments

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

September 13th, 2011 / 2 Comments

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?

April 18th, 2011 / No Comments

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

This is what I should’ve done

March 29th, 2011 / No Comments

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

February 16th, 2010 / 1 Comment

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 […]

Teaching children to be Green

April 12th, 2009 / 8 Comments

John over at Modern Parent wrote a post on Live a Green Life that made me think about being more green. I am not wasteful, but I’ve never purposely taught my children to be responsible with earth’s resources. My husband is always good about reminding the kids to turn off the light when they leave […]

Passing values on to our children, Part 3

January 30th, 2009 / No Comments

In answer to a reader’s question, How do I pass our values on our children? I posted Part 1 and Part 2. I conclude this series with some thoughts of what we can do when we feel we’ve failed. Millie at Christian Values Legacy has an insightful article on “Seven Ways to Tell if Your […]

Passing values on to your children, Part 2

January 28th, 2009 / 1 Comment

In yesterday’s post, I covered Part 1 of a reader’s question, “How do I pass our values on our children?” Here are some more practical tips on how to pass our values on to our children: 1. Have good reasons for your stand. “Why is it wrong to have sex before marriage? A lot of […]

Passing values on to our children, Part 1

January 26th, 2009 / 6 Comments

A parent asked me, “How do I teach my children good values?” Actually, teaching values to our children is both easy and hard. It’s easy because you don’t have to do anything extraordinary or inconvenient. There are no books to buy, no conferences to attend. But here’s the hard part. You are non-stop teaching your […]