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So What DO You Do All Day?

Update: This lesson is now available. If interested, please email me through my contact form and I’ll send you the unit!  Enjoy! As some of you know, I’ve been working on a unit study. It was easier to pull together using the principles I wanted to cover than I at first thought. It helps that this is the way I…

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Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me

In my ongoing series on motivation, I have been examining the eight spiritual needs of the child as laid out by Carole Adams in, The Christian Idea of the Child. The third idea she lays out is that of acceptance: Children must acquire an adequate self-value, based upon their acceptance of their own individuality as a gift from God. Adult…

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A Smile for Today

My son is toilet training at the moment…and doing quite well. I’d almost say he was trained, but he still needs a diaper at night. The other day we went to the store and he needed to go so we rushed to the restroom. The toilet hadn’t been flushed and here is our little conversation: Baby Bear: “Oh no. The…

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The Garden of Eden

I just read Anna-Marie’s last entry which may not be there anymore by the time you read this, because she has requested that her blog be deleted. She will be greatly missed. It is with a sad and heavy heart that I say goodbye. This blog will be deleted shortly. I have been wrestling with this decision, hoping that the…

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Reasoned Obedience

According to Michael Pearl, the first step in child raising is to enjoy your children. Your “right” to discipline your children extends naturally from your love for them. He is almost right in that, and if these were secualr materials, I would not bring this up. In truth, as in all relationships, the parent-child relationship begins with our relationship with…

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