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Getting Angry as a Homeschool Mom: Strategies to Help

"I wish I didn't yell at my kids." "I try so hard to be patient, but I lose my cool at least once a day. Then I feel terrible." "I make my son cry during Math!" "I'm setting a bad … Continue reading

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How NOT to Teach the Difference Between Fact and Opinion: A Lesson in Moral Relativism

How do you teach your children the difference between fact and opinion? It seems most schools do so in a disturbing way. It looks innocent enough, but the results are a bit scary. Read this description from the Common Core: … Continue reading

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Give Kids Tools, Not Toys

My dad had a lot of great advice and wisdom. One of the many things I learned from him was the art of giving gifts to children. I remember it clearly. At that time I had three little boys, and … Continue reading

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Two Images that Portray the Homeschool Lifestyle: a Day at the Beach and the Archer

As I continue to reflect on my own upbringing, I offer the following two analogies of godly parenting and homeschooling. I trust they are an encouragement to you as you raise your children and help you answer questions others may … Continue reading

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Raising Brave Girls (Not Perfect Girls)

I wonder if many children lose their bravery around middle school. With such intense pressure to fit in, the allure of conformity outweighs courage. Then it’s hard to gain it back. I’m sure this happens to both girls and boys. … Continue reading

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Sonlighters Appreciate a Nuanced View

If there is one extreme of the postmodern who feeds on doubt and uncertainty, and the other extreme of the modern who offers absolute assurance, I feel like Sonlighters are in the middle, at least in some things, saying, “I … Continue reading

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Sonlighters Talk with Their Children

One thing I notice when I'm around my Sonlighting friends is how much they talk with their children. When, for example, the 10-year-old comes up to ask a question, my friend pauses the conversation and she and her son interact. Her son matters. He … Continue reading

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