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How Do We Know What They Know?

A persistent fear lurks in the minds of many parents who homeschool teens. Will our choice to let our high school kids remain at home backfire? Will we fail them in our efforts to help?

Teaching Your Child to Love Reading

Sometimes in the quest to teach our children to read, we neglect to teach them to love to read as well. Here are some strategies to encourage your children to love reading, including the importance of a role model parent...

Where Are Your Kids on the Lazy Meter?

I’ve heard parents state that they want life to be easy and fun for their kids because “they learn soon enough that the world is full of hardship and woe...” I reject this nonsense wholeheartedly.

  • Jenefer Igarashi |
  • October 20, 2008 |
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Low Self-Esteem at Crisis Levels for Girls

The majority of girls feel they do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships. Most disturbing is that these girls are engaging in harmful and destructive behavior that can leave a lasting imprint on their lives...

Help from a Former Hyperactive Kid

I am living proof that a hyperactive child can live a productive and healthy adult life. If those energies can be harnessed properly, God can do mighty things through your active child.

Parenting with a Diligent Hand, Part 2

Today, I’d like to look at the question, “How and why do Christian parents let their children get off the right path? And how can diligent parents help keep their children on the right path?”

Rebels for Christ: Harris Twins Challenge Teens to Do Hard Things

Parents dread having rebellious kids. But 19-year-old twins Brett and Alex Harris aren't rebelling against their parents. They're rebelling against society's low expectations by proving teens can be responsible, informed, and mature. Check out Crosswalk's recent interview with Brett...

Homeschooling: A Natural Fit for the Kinesthetic Child

While he is following his passion, he will no longer display any “attention-deficit” problems.

  • Stephen Guffanti, M.D. |
  • October 08, 2008 |
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Parenting with a Diligent Hand, Part I

My thinking for most of the years my children were being raised was this: If a father and mother will generally do what is biblically right in relation to a child, then that child will turn out right without ever going far astray. But my understanding was off-target...

Why Music Matters for Preschoolers

It has been said that “Music has the power to soothe the savage beast.” I don’t know much about savage beasts, but I do know that music has an amazing influence on preschoolers...

We're Having Lizard ‘n Onions for Dinner!

It is amazing what happens in a child’s brain. Something that is taken for granted by an adult can utterly confuse and befuddle a child. I suppose we adults must look the same way to God sometimes, when our limited understanding makes Him laugh...

Walking Where Darwin Walked

Do real scientists believe the Bible? Dr. Emil Silvestru tells how geology helped him accept Genesis after his conversion - and took him over the same ground that Darwin traveled 200 years ago.

  • Richard Fangrad |
  • September 24, 2008 |
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Safe in His Arms: The Hope of a Homeschooling Single Mom

I am often asked, “Is it possible for a single parent to homeschool?” What a loaded question! If they only knew what questions begin scrolling through my mind! How can a single mom raise up sons to become Godly men, etc...

  • Crystal Wetherholt |
  • September 22, 2008 |
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High School Transcripts: A Simple Checklist

For some parents the preparation for the high school transcript can be a daunting task. Inge Cannon, Excutive Director of Education PLUS, provides a helpful checklist to help maximize your preparations.

7 Special Reasons to Get Up and Get Out

Even in our homeschooling we are hesitant these days to get outside and find safe places to examine what has been made. We just don’t take the time, because we’ve forgotten how vitally important this activity really is!

  • Jane Claire Lambert |
  • September 17, 2008 |
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Hypocrite Proofing the Home

Recently, a friend called. Her son had begun asking difficult math questions. She called me because she knew I could relate—like her, I also have an age discrepancy between my wedding date and my child’s birth.

  • Jenefer Igarashi |
  • September 15, 2008 |
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14 Great Games to Play with Reference Materials

Reference books can be as dry as toast made in the Sahara and as boring as watching paint dry on a rock, but with gentle competition, your family can practice using reference materials and still have fun!

Your 12-Year-Old Still Can’t Read?!

Our daughter Emily started out as an incredibly bright child, well on her way to law school in kindergarten. Imagine our surprise when she was unable to learn to read in public school kindergarten or after transferring into private Christian school for first grade.

The Prodigal's Father

Most of us are familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke, but, how often do we look at the parable from a parenting perspective? We can learn from the example of the father who recognizes, like our Heavenly Father, what is required for real transformation in our kids...

  • Chris and Michelle Groff |
  • September 05, 2008 |
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How I Taught My Child to Read for Less Than $1

My “method” was ultra-simple and ultra-cheap, and it worked! Today, my sons are 13 and 15 years old and are great readers, able to both decode and comprehend what is written.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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