culture

Is our culture too overprotective of children?

Grandparents in West El Paso, Texas left their five grandchildren home alone while they ran into town to “take care of some business.”  The eldest was thirteen, the youngest four.  They never expected to receive a call there at the IRS from the fire department telling them they had to come home. They never expected their house to catch on…

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faith, family, homeschooling

Homeschooling causes eating disorders

So Much Straw recently addressed one of my deepest fears as a homeschooling parent, and one I have heard echoed in many conversations with other homeschoolers. What if it doesn’t work? We all want what is best for our children.  We’ve made the sacrifice to educate them at home.  Others make the financial sacrifice to send their children to private…

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homeschooling, parenting, public school

What’s the matter with kids today?

What’s the matter with kids today?  Well, Chris Erskine of the LA Times shares some thoughts, anyway.  I think we are supposed to relate…hopefully you don’t, really, but I did struggle to not spew forth my mouthful of Assam over Erskine’s observation that perhaps there might be a better way. “Maybe we should home-school him,” I tell Posh after the…

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