Have you suddenly found yourself needing to help one or more children get their schoolwork done at home? As a veteran home-educating mom and teacher, here are my most helpful hacks. SCHEDULE Have a plan. For a lot of kids, knowing what to expect is a huge part of achieving success. Take a look at tomorrow’s […]
I’ve witnessed a trend in my car, at school, and around town. Perhaps you have noticed it as well: kids with headphones on, staring at their phones, regardless of whether they are alone or in a group. Technology plays a helpful role in our society, but our kids need some specific guidance in what that […]
Back when I was a teacher or a youth director and parents moaned in my presence about how challenging it was to parent teens, I kind of assumed they were referring to the defiance, the rebellion, the life-alteringly bad decisions, and the snarky attitudes. Since my (mostly future) children were not going to be defiant, […]
Though working on ME isn’t really what I want to do, by cultivating gratitude in MY OWN heart and life, my children WILL begin to cultivate gratitude as well. Here are three tips to get us started developing our own attitude of gratitude so that we can begin modeling it for the kids.
Of all the programs, lessons, and time-fillers available today, Awana is one of the best uses of time! If you are looking for a genuine partner in sharing faith in Christ with your child, I whole-heartedly recommend finding an Awana Club to join. Read on to find out why.
How often have you thought or heard someone say, “I can’t memorize Scripture”. Then the list of excuses… “I’m too old. My mind doesn’t work that way. I have learning issues.” Truth is, memorizing is not actually an inability- we just might need some help going about it. Here are 8 tips to help you OVERCOME your excuses!